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705-B SE Melody Lane # 199 Lee's Summit MO 64063 Tel: (816) 554-1199 Fax: (816) 554-1198 www.FirstChoiceKC.com BillF@firstchoicekc.com

SUMMARY REPORT
Client: Realtor: Inspection Address: Inspection Date: Inspected by: John Doe Bash Group, Prudential - KC Realty 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 9/25/2008 Start: 8:30 am End: 12:00 pm Bill Fate - ASHI Certified Inspector 205241 Doug Hord PE - ASHI Certified Inspector 114154 Chris McCullough - ASHI Certified Inspector 246774

This Summary Report is intended to provide a convenient and cursory preview of the conditions and components that we have identified within our report as needing service. It is obviously not comprehensive, and should not be used as a substitute for reading the entire report, nor is it a tacit endorsement of the condition of components or features that may not appear in this summary. Also, the service recommendations that we make in this summary and throughout the report should be completed well before closing by licensed specialists, who may well identify additional defects or recommend some upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property. This inspection report is available on the Internet for 90 days from the date of the inspection. www.FirstChoiceKC.com Enter the following Client Name: samplefirstchoice and the Password: firstchoice This report is the exclusive property of First Choice Property Evaluations, Inc. and the client whose name appears herewith, and its use by any unauthorized persons is prohibited. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Foundation
Poured Concrete Basement Walls Components and Conditions Needing Service 1.1 - Minor cracks are visible in the basement foundation wall(s) that need to be serviced. These type of cracks are typically sealed with an epoxy sealant material to minimize moisture intrusion, and to monitor the crack for future movement. See the west basement wall(s) as a representation of this situation. 1.2 - We would recommend additional lintel or header support for the front center basement door way opening to prevent settlement. Minor settlement is noted at this time that could be minimized with addition of a proper header. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Moisture or Dampness Components and Conditions Needing Service 1.3 - There is direct evidence of moisture intrusion into the basement, which should be further evaluated by a drainage specialist. West side of basement.

Exterior
Exterior Features Decks Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.1 - There is rot or damage to the wood deck support post(s) that should be serviced, for proper support. 2.2 - The wood deck has loose railings at upper level stairway that need to be serviced to reduce this safety risk. 2.3 - The ledger board attached to the dwelling and deck was installed without an adequate flashing, creating a condition conducive to water penetration of the building and accelerated deterioration of the ledger board. Proper flashings should be installed by a qualified contractor. 2.4 - The deck rim board does not have proper framing connections to the support posts. Prefab metal framing plates should be installed by a qualified contractor for proper support. Lights Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.5 - The lights outside the lower back door of the residence are not functional. However, we do not inspect or evaluate decorative lights. Windows Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.6 - The windows need caulking to ensure a weather tight seal. Opening are noted that need to be properly sealed. Screens Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.7 - Many of the window and/or door screens are missing. Screens are often removed for aesthetic reasons, but you may wish to have them installed. Doors Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.8 - The front doorbell does not function, and should be serviced. 2.9 - The upper rear door trim is deteriorated or damaged, and should be serviced by a qualified contractor to prevent moisture infiltration. Sliding or French Style Glass Doors Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.10 - The trim of the french doors is deteriorated or damaged, which could permit moisture intrusion, and you should have this area serviced by a qualified individual. Steps and Handrails Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.11 - As a safety precaution we recommend installing handrails on steps with three or more risers. Siding Stucco Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.12 - Moderate sized cracks of the type that can cause deterioration of the stucco and underlying building elements were observed in the stucco. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair as deemed necessary. 2.13 - The intersections between the wood trim and stucco should be properly sealed to prevent moisture infiltration. Gaps and voids are noted at this time that can allow moisture infiltration. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair as deemed necessary. 2.14 - The holes in the stucco should be patched and sealed. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ as deemed necessary. Refer to the lower west location as a representation of this situation. 2.15 - The stucco siding was installed without the required expansion joints between dissimilar materials. An expansion joint is needed to allow for the expansion of building materials and to keep the joint sealed. A qualified and licensed stucco contractor should evaluate and repair as needed to ensure a weather-tight seal. 2.16 - There were some cracks found in the system in various locations around the exterior of the home. This system does not have the required expansion joints designed to help minimize cracking. We suggest that the proper expansion joints should be installed vertically at all window corners and where needed to reduce stucco surfaces to less than 144 sq ft. Grading and Drainage Drainage Components and Conditions Needing Service 2.17 - Grading and drainage is negative or neutral adjacent to the residence and should be corrected to move water away from the structure. The yard needs to be graded with a slope of one inch per foot away from the foundation to a minimum of six feet out.

Roof
Wood Roof General Wood Shake or Shingle Comments Components and Conditions Needing Service 3.1 - The wood shingle roof has hail damage that does not appear to have affected the covering. You may wish to have the present insurance company evaluate, for possible coverage or have a qualified roofing contractor comment on this issue. Estimated Age and General Evaluation Components and Conditions Needing Service 3.2 - The wood roof needs general maintenance service that will extend its life and guard against potential leaks. The damaged and deteriorated shingles should be replaced by a licensed roofing contractor.

Heat-A/C
Heat and AC - System 1 Condensing Coil Components and Conditions Needing Service 7.1 - The condensing coil is restricted by dirt or debris which will compromise the performance of the coil, and should be cleaned. 7.2 - The condensing coil is noisy during operation and should be serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor to repair this unit as needed. Heat and AC - System 2 Condensing Coil Components and Conditions Needing Service 7.3 - The condensing coil is restricted by dirt or debris which will compromise the performance of the coil, and should be cleaned. Heat and AC - System 3 Drip Pan Components and Conditions Needing Service 7.4 - The drip pan on the attic furnace does not have a float switch and should be serviced to include one.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Fireplace
Basement Fireplace Ornamental Gas Logs Components and Conditions Needing Service 8.1 - The ornamental gas log fire does not respond and should be serviced.

WaterHeater
Water Heater(s) Age Capacity and Location Components and Conditions Needing Service 10.1 - The water heater in the west basement is not stable and should be serviced by a qualified contractor.

Laundry
First Floor Laundry Gas Valve & Connector Components and Conditions Needing Service 14.1 - The gas line for the dryer is not capped, and should be capped to prevent gas leakage.

Bathrooms
Master Bathroom Outlets Components and Conditions Needing Service 15.1 - The master bedroom closet ground-fault outlet is not re-connecting power and should be replaced. Hydro-Spa Components and Conditions Needing Service 15.2 - The hydro-spa does not appear to have ground fault protection, which is an important safety feature that should be verified as being present or added. Upper East Bathroom Toilet Components and Conditions Needing Service 15.3 - The flapper valve in the toilet tank sticks, which causes the toilet to free-flow, and should be serviced. Upper West Bathroom Stall Shower Components and Conditions Needing Service 15.4 - The hand sprayer in the shower has very low water flow and should be serviced.

Attic
Attic Observations Ventilation Components and Conditions Needing Service 18.1 - Ventilation within the attic is inadequate and should be improved. The lack of ventilation in these areas can result in excess heat and condensation in the attic areas that could damage elements of the roof _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ coverings, roof framing, and the soffits and fascia boards. Therefore, we recommend that you have additional vents installed for additional air flow.

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705-B SE Melody Lane # 199 Lee's Summit MO 64063 Tel: (816) 554-1199 Fax: (816) 554-1198 www.FirstChoiceKC.com BillF@firstchoicekc.com

CONFIDENTIAL INSPECTION REPORT
PREPARED FOR:

John Doe
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INSPECTION ADDRESS
1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 INSPECTION DATE
9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

REPRESENTED BY: Bash Group Prudential - KC Realty

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GENERAL INFORMATION
Inspection Address: Inspection Date: Weather: Inspected by: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 9/25/2008 Time: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Clear and Damp - Temperature at time of inspection: 70-80 Degrees Bill Fate - ASHI Certified Inspector 205241

Doug Hord PE - ASHI Certified Inspector 114154 Chris McCullough - ASHI Certified Inspector 246774 Client Information: Buyer's Agent: John Doe Bash Group Prudential - KC Realty 7400 State Line Rd. Ste. 200 B Prairie Village, KS 66208 Phone: 913-981-2790 Fax: 913-981-2811 Mobile: 816-868-5888 Email: abash@prukc.com

Structure Type: Foundation Type: Furnished: Number of Stories: Structure Style: Structure Orientation: Estimated Year Built: Unofficial Sq.Ft.:

Wood Frame Basement Yes Three 3- Story South 1992 6000 Buyer(s) Radon Inspector & Mold Inspector Buyer's Agent

People on Site At Time of Inspection:

General Property Conditions PLEASE NOTE: The service recommendations that we make in this report should be completed well before closing by _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ qualified & licensed specialists, who may well identify additional defects or recommend some upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property. Report File: Sample Report

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SCOPE OF WORK
You have contracted for us to perform a general inspection in accordance with industry standards. It is distinct from a specialist or technically exhaustive inspection, which can be costly, take several days to complete, involve the use of specialized instruments, the dismantling of equipment, video-scanning, destructive testing, and laboratory analysis. By contrast, the general or visual inspection is completed on-site, at a fraction of the cost and within a few hours. Consequently, the general inspection and its report will not be as comprehensive as that generated by specialists and it is not intended to be. Our purpose is to identify defects or adverse conditions that could result in injury or lead to costs that would significantly affect your evaluation of the property, and to alert you to the need for a specialist evaluation. We evaluate conditions, systems, or components, and report on their condition, which does not mean that they are ideal but that they are either functional or met a reasonable standard at a given point in time. We do take into consideration when a house was built and allow for the predictable ware or deterioration that would occur through time. Therefore, we tend to ignore insignificant and predictable defects, and do not annotate them, and particularly those that would be apparent to the average person or to someone without any construction experience. We are not authorized, or have the expertise, to comment on termite, dry rot, fungus, or mold, but may alert you to its presence. Regardless, you should schedule any such specialized inspection, such as that for the presence of mold, with the appropriate specialist before closing. A house and its components are complicated, and because of this and the limitations of an visual on-site report, we offer unlimited consultation and encourage you to ask questions. In fact, we encourage candid and forthright communication between all parties, because we believe that it is the only way to avoid stressful disputes and costly litigation. Remember, we only summarized the report on-site and it is essential that you read all of it, and that any recommendations that we make for service or evaluation by specialists should be completed and documented well before the closing, because additional defects could be revealed by a specialist, or some upgrades recommended that could affect your evaluation of the property, and our service does not include any form of warranty or guarantee. The report may contain specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible and therefore could not be inspected- potentially missing reportable conditions. Should you desire, inspection of these areas can be performed at a later date upon arrangement with the concerned parties to ensure accessibility. Additional fees may apply. Thank you for choosing First Choice Property Evaluations, Inc. for your property inspection. We hope you find our service valuable and informative. Due to the quality and complexity of components and systems contained at the property, inspections can be helpful in identifying some, although not eliminating all risks associated with ownership.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Foundation
All structures are dependent on the soil beneath them for support, but soils are not uniform. Some that might appear to be firm and solid can liquefy and become unstable during seismic activity. Also, there are soils that can expand to twice their volume with the influx of water and move structures with relative ease, raising and lowering them and fracturing slabs and other hard surfaces. In fact, expansive soils have accounted for more structural damage than most natural disasters. Regardless, foundations are not uniform, and conform to the structural standard of the year in which they were built. In accordance with our standards of practice, we identify foundation types and look for any evidence of structural deficiencies. However, cracks or deteriorated surfaces in foundations are quite common. In fact, it would be rare to find a raised foundation wall that was not cracked or deteriorated in some way, or a slab foundation that did not include some cracks concealed beneath the carpeting and padding. Fortunately, most of these cracks are related to the curing process or to common settling, including some wide ones called cold-joint separations that typically contour the footings, but others can be more structurally significant and reveal the presence of expansive soils that can predicate more or less continual movement. We will certainly alert you to any suspicious cracks if they are clearly visible. However, we are not specialists, and in the absence of any major defects we may not recommend that you consult with a foundation contractor, a structural engineer, or a geologist, but this should not deter you from seeking the opinion of any such expert.

Poured Concrete Basement
Observations & General Comments Informational Conditions Moisture in basements and crawl spaces is a perennial problem, involving a host of interrelated factors, and can be unpredictable, intermittent, or constant. When moisture intrusion or dampness is not self evident, it can be inferred by musty odors, peeling paint or plaster, efflorescence, or salt crystal formations, rust on metal components, and wood rot. However, condensation and humidity can produce similar conditions if the temperature in the foundation area is not maintained above the dew point. Regardless, we are not mold specialists, and if you or any member of your family are sensitive to allergens you should schedule a specialist inspection. Moisture in basement is usually the result of poor drainage on the exterior. The ideal property will have soils that slope away from the foundation at a minimum of one inch per foot to 6-10 feet away. The residence should have roof gutters and downspouts that discharge storm water away from the structure. We have confirmed moisture intrusion in residences when it was raining that would not have been apparent otherwise. It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas. Portions of the basement were concealed from view due to stored items and/or finished areas. These restrictions did not allow us to visually inspect all systems and components. The dwelling's supporting structural elements and many of its mechanical systems are often most visible in the basement. Each visible and accessible component and system was examined. However, due to the finished portions of the basement, most of the components and systems were not visible and accessible. Therefore, much of the inspection was performed by identifying resultant symptoms of movement, damage, or deterioration. Where there are no visible symptoms, conditions requiring further evaluation or repair may go undetected and identification is not possible without destructive testing. Floor Structure Description Functional Conditions The floor joists are 2 X 12's, 16" on center. Pre fab floor joists or silent floor system. Wall Structure Description Informational Conditions The wall structure is 2 x 6 framing. Due to coverings, we are unable to inspect these components. Walls Components and Conditions Needing Service Minor cracks are visible in the basement foundation wall(s) that need to be serviced. These type of cracks are typically sealed with an epoxy sealant material to minimize moisture intrusion, and to monitor the crack for future movement. See the west basement wall(s) as a representation of this situation. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Minor cracks are visible in the basement foundation wall(s) that need to be sealed - Continued

We would recommend additional lintel or header support for the front center basement door way opening to prevent settlement. Minor settlement is noted at this time that could be minimized with addition of a proper header.

Beams & Posts Informational Conditions The main floor support system consists predominantly of steel girders and steel posts. Intermediate Floor Framing Informational Conditions The visible intermediate floor framing is in acceptable condition. There may be some deviations from plumb, level, etc, but none that would have any serious structural significance. Electrical Informational Conditions The electrical components that are visible within the basement appear to be in acceptable condition. Moisture or Dampness Informational Conditions There is a musty odor in the basement that confirms moist or humid conditions. However, inasmuch as a sense _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ of smell is not uniform and people can become accustomed to such odors or respond differently, you should evaluate this for yourself. It would also be prudent to ask the sellers about it, so that you can best decide what course of action should be taken. The basement could be subject to moisture intrusion, and the presence of salt crystal formations and water stains on the basement walls and floor confirms that moisture has reached this area. Therefore, you should ask the sellers about their experience with this, keep any storage items isolated from the walls and floors, monitor the basement during heavy rains, and keep a portable sump-pump on hand. You may wish to have a specialist comment on this moisture. Components and Conditions Needing Service There is direct evidence of moisture intrusion into the basement, which should be further evaluated by a drainage specialist. West side of basement.

Exterior
Our evaluation of the exterior of a property conforms to the standards of the industry, and includes an evaluation of driveways, walkways, fences, gates, handrails, guardrails, yard walls, patio covers, decks, building walls, fascia and trim, balconies, doors, windows, lights, and outlets. However, we do not evaluate any detached structures, such as storage sheds and stables, and we do not water test or evaluate subterranean drainage systems or any mechanical or remotely controlled components, such as driveway gates. Also, we do not evaluate any landscape components, such as trees, shrubs, fountains, ponds, statuary, pottery, fire pits, patio fans, heat lamps, and ornamental gas lights, or decorative lighting. Similarly, we do not comment on coatings or cosmetic deficiencies and the wear and tear associated with usage and the passage of time that would be apparent to the average person. However, cracks in hard surfaces can imply the presence of expansive soils that can result in continuous movement, but this could only be confirmed by a geological evaluation of the soil.

Exterior Features
General Exterior Comments Informational Conditions The residence is equipped with a lawn irrigation system, which we are not qualified to evaluate and specifically disclaim in our contract. Therefore. the system should be evaluated by a competent contractor and certified as being functional. House Cladding or Siding Informational Conditions A proper stucco application and underlying conditions cannot be determined by a visual inspection and is beyond the scope of this inspection. Even the type of system is hard to identify due to builders and siding applicator using "custom" techniques. In some cases stucco systems may allow moisture to penetrate and become trapped, creating latent problems. An adequate stucco application cannot be verified by a visual inspection. You may wish to consult a certified stucco specialist to further evaluate your stucco system and possible moisture intrusion. Visit http://www.exterior-design-inst.com to find a qualified inspector, or look for a certified thermal imaging specialist. The house is clad with composite, stucco and wood siding. Portions of the siding were embedded in concrete. This used to be accepted practice, but has been a common problem area. This can result in accelerated aging and premature failure of the siding, and possible moisture infiltration below the concrete. The current requirement is for the siding to be flashed on top of the concrete and you may wish to have a contractor install flashing at the top of the concrete. Plumbing Informational Conditions The water spigots on this house were designed to be freeze-proof when properly cared for. They were functioning as intended and in acceptable condition. During freezing weather, the hoses must be removed from freeze-proof spigots, otherwise water may be trapped inside, damaging the water line when it freezes.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The discharge line from the sump pump drains below grade and should be monitored for proper drainage. Underground lines tend to build up with debris and freeze, which can prevent the pump from functioning properly. We would suggest to install the discharge line above grade and extend the line at least six feet away from the foundation. Trim Boards Informational Conditions Sections of the trim boards have weathered and need maintenance-type service. Including caulking, painting, and sealing voids to help extend the useful life of these boards. Soffit & Fascia Informational Conditions The fascia board and soffits appear to be in acceptable condition. The fascia was not fully visible due to guttering preventing full view. These areas should have regular maintenance performed as deemed necessary. Shallow overhangs or lack of overhangs can cause serious water damage to windows, siding, trim, the structure and even leaks into the basement or home. Shallow overhangs allow building elements to be subjected to water. Two story exposures compound the potential problem. Ask the owner for the history of any problems any previous corrective work or water problems. If you were to extend to overhangs, this would lessen the chances of these concerns. Driveway Informational Conditions No unusual defects are noted on the driveway. Decks Informational Conditions The wood deck needs maintenance-type service, such as securing loose planks, setting nails, sanding, or sealing, all of which will prolong the life of the deck. Earth-wood contact was observed at the deck area. This is a condition conducive to infestation by and damage from wood destroying organisms and moisture. We recommend elimination of all earth/wood contact to reduce the potential for wood destroying organism infestation damage. Any damaged material discovered in the course of this work should be removed and replaced. Components and Conditions Needing Service There is rot or damage to the wood deck support post(s) that should be serviced, for proper support.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ There is rot or damage to the wood deck support post(s) that should be serviced - Continued

The wood deck has loose railings at upper level stairway that need to be serviced to reduce this safety risk. The ledger board attached to the dwelling and deck was installed without an adequate flashing, creating a condition conducive to water penetration of the building and accelerated deterioration of the ledger board. Proper flashings should be installed by a qualified contractor.

The deck rim board does not have proper framing connections to the support posts. Prefab metal framing plates should be installed by a qualified contractor for proper support.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The deck RIM BOARD does not have proper bearing on the support posts - Continued

Guttering Informational Conditions The gutters and downspouts appear to be in acceptable condition. However, without water in them it is difficult to determine if they will leak or judge whether they are correctly pitched to direct water into the downspouts, but they should function as they were intended. The guttering drains into pipes that are below grade and should be monitored for proper drainage. Underground lines tend to build up with debris and could freeze, which can prevent this component from functioning properly. We would suggest to monitor the water flow during heavy rain conditions to determine proper function. Outlets Informational Conditions The outlets that were tested are functional and include ground-fault protection. Lights Components and Conditions Needing Service The lights outside the lower back door of the residence are not functional. However, we do not inspect or evaluate decorative lights. Exterior Electrical Meter Box Informational Conditions The exterior meter box for the main electrical service appears to be in acceptable condition. Windows Informational Conditions The exterior window components have had recent repairs or replacements. It appears that some wood deterioration has been repaired, but latent defects could exist. We would suggest to monitor these locations as the wood rot may return. We would also suggest to ask the current owners about any warranties that may exist. Components and Conditions Needing Service The windows need caulking to ensure a weather tight seal. Opening are noted that need to be properly sealed. Screens Components and Conditions Needing Service Many of the window and/or door screens are missing. Screens are often removed for aesthetic reasons, but you may wish to have them installed. Doors Informational Conditions The exterior doors need typical maintenance-type service. Painting, caulking and sealing minor areas of deterioration will prolong the life of the exterior doors. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Components and Conditions Needing Service The front doorbell does not function, and should be serviced. The upper rear door trim is deteriorated or damaged, and should be serviced by a qualified contractor to prevent moisture infiltration.

Sliding or French Style Glass Doors Informational Conditions The sliding or French style glass doors are tempered. The slider screens are missing, and you may wish to have them replaced. Components and Conditions Needing Service The trim of the french doors is deteriorated or damaged, which could permit moisture intrusion, and you should have this area serviced by a qualified individual.

Trees and Vegetation Informational Conditions Vegetation is approaching the structure, and should be kept trimmed away (6-12") for the general welfare of the walls, roof, and foundation. Trees should be kept from over-growing the residence. Steps and Handrails Components and Conditions Needing Service As a safety precaution we recommend installing handrails on steps with three or more risers. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Walkways Informational Conditions No unusual defects are noted on the walkways. Retaining Walls Informational Conditions The retaining wall(s) were in acceptable condition. They should be monitored regularly for change and surface water must naturally flow away from the walls to reduce pressure.

Yard Walls Informational Conditions The yard walls may have some cosmetic damage but appear to be functional.

Siding
Composite Siding Informational Conditions Composite siding is man-made boards that are manufactured for use as exterior siding from various combinations of wood fibers, fillers, binders and glue. These mixtures are heated and compressed into composite wood products. Certain composite siding products have a history of premature, rapid deterioration. Although it is attractive and often very durable, this siding is particularly sensitive to the effects of moisture and is easily chipped. Installation, maintenance, and repair of composite siding should always be done in a manner which exactly conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications. We would suggest to ask the sellers to pass on any claim, warranty and maintenance information to you. You should review the warranty information carefully, to ensure coverage. We recommend regular inspection, caulking and painting to extend the useful life of this siding. We recommend that the unfinished bottom edges of the manufactured siding be protected by careful cleaning, sanding and painting, to prevent moisture penetration and subsequent swelling and deterioration of the siding. Expect rapid deterioration of the existing siding if the walls are not sealed to provide protection against the elements. Often referred to as fake or composite wood, composite wood siding is a man-made product that uses various combinations of wood chips and glue, overlaid with very thin laminate, to give a "real wood" look on the surface. These composite wood products, tend to rot prematurely, swell, grow mildew and fungus, and buckle or warp. Many of these products had warranties of 20 years or more, but signs of deterioration often appeared within a few years after installation. For the most part, composite siding does not handle water very well, causing wood fibers to expand and contract causing the boards to crack, buckle, peel and delaminate. As the paint cracks, it allows more moisture damage to occur, and fungi and bacteria to penetrate the wet wood. Other factors contribute to the failure of _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ composite wood siding such as the quality of its installation and/or the design of the structure. There are class action law suits against many manufacture of the siding and you may want to have a 3rd party certified inspector evaluate for possible coverages. There are over 100 different shapes, styles and textures of hardboard and OSB siding, manufactured by 11 different companies. Many of these manufacturers have settled house siding lawsuits since 1995. ClaimSource One, Inc. (www.claimsourceone.com) is an Atlanta-based service company that specializes in the identification of damaged building materials and the recovery of funds from class-action siding lawsuit settlements. The composite wall cladding is in acceptable condition with normal deterioration and deficiencies. This type of cladding will require normal maintenance which would include periodic painting and caulking of exposed surfaces to extend its useful life. One weakness of this material is it's tendency to swell and or deteriorate if moisture is allowed to penetrate. Stucco Components and Conditions Needing Service Moderate sized cracks of the type that can cause deterioration of the stucco and underlying building elements were observed in the stucco. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair as deemed necessary. The intersections between the wood trim and stucco should be properly sealed to prevent moisture infiltration. Gaps and voids are noted at this time that can allow moisture infiltration. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair as deemed necessary. The holes in the stucco should be patched and sealed. A licensed contractor should evaluate and repair as deemed necessary. Refer to the lower west location as a representation of this situation.

The stucco siding was installed without the required expansion joints between dissimilar materials. An expansion joint is needed to allow for the expansion of building materials and to keep the joint sealed. A qualified and licensed stucco contractor should evaluate and repair as needed to ensure a weather-tight seal. There were some cracks found in the system in various locations around the exterior of the home. This system does not have the required expansion joints designed to help minimize cracking. We suggest that the proper expansion joints should be installed vertically at all window corners and where needed to reduce stucco surfaces to less than 144 sq ft.

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Grading and Drainage
General Grading Comments Informational Conditions All structures are dependent on the soil beneath them for support, but soils are not uniform. Some that might appear to be firm and solid can change and become unstable with high or low moisture conditions. Also, there are soils that can expand to twice their volume with the influx of water and move structures with relative ease, raising and lowering them and fracturing foundations and other hard surfaces. In fact, expansive soils have accounted for more structural damage than most natural disasters. Water can be equally destructive, and can foster conditions that are deleterious to health. For this reason, the ideal property will have soils that slope away from the residence at a minimum of one inch per foot out from the foundation. The residence should have roof gutters and downspouts that discharge storm water away from the structure. We have confirmed moisture intrusion in residences when it was raining that would not have been apparent otherwise. Drainage Informational Conditions The landscaping has created potential reservoirs next to the foundation. These areas do not have any apparent source of drainage. This design promotes water accumulation near the foundation, which could result in deterioration of the foundation and water infiltration for the foundation. We advise minimizing irrigation in these areas as well as redirecting downspouts to ensure storm water does not run into these areas. If water accumulation is noted, we would advise a "french drain" system be installed. • See Attached Illustration 1 Concrete flatwork in walkways or patios has created potential reservoirs next to the foundation. These areas do not have any apparent source of drainage. This design promotes water accumulation near the foundation, which could result in deterioration of the foundation and water infiltration for the foundation. We advise minimizing irrigation in these areas as well as redirecting downspouts to ensure storm water does not run into these areas. If water accumulation is noted, we would advise a "french drain" system be installed. Components and Conditions Needing Service Grading and drainage is negative or neutral adjacent to the residence and should be corrected to move water away from the structure. The yard needs to be graded with a slope of one inch per foot away from the foundation to a minimum of six feet out. • See Attached Illustration 2

Roof
There are many different roof types, which we evaluate by walking on their surfaces. If we are unable or unwilling to do this for any reason, we will indicate the method that was used to evaluate them. Every roof will wear differently relative to its age, the number of its layers, the quality of its material, the method of its application, its exposure to direct sunlight or other prevalent weather conditions, and the regularity of its maintenance. Regardless of its design-life, every roof is only as good as the waterproof membrane beneath it, which is concealed and cannot be examined without removing the roof material, and this is equally true of almost all roofs. In fact, the material on the majority of pitched roofs is not designed to be waterproof only water-resistant. However, what remains true of all roofs is that, whereas their condition can be evaluated, it is virtually impossible for anyone to detect a leak except as it is occurring or by specific water tests, which are beyond the scope of our service. Even water stains on ceilings, or on the framing within attics, could be old and will not necessarily confirm an active leak without some corroborative evidence, and such evidence can be deliberately concealed. Consequently, only the installers can credibly guarantee that a roof will not leak, and they do. We evaluate every roof conscientiously, and even attempt to approximate its age, but we will not predict its remaining life expectancy, or guarantee that it will not leak. Naturally, the sellers or the occupants of a residence will generally have the most intimate knowledge of the roof and of its history. Therefore, we recommend that you ask the sellers about it, and that you either include comprehensive roof coverage in your home insurance policy, or that you obtain a roof certification from an established local roofing company. There are many different roof types, and every roof will wear differently relative to its age, the number of its _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ layers, the quality of its material, the method of its application, its exposure to direct sunlight or to other prevalent weather conditions, and its maintenance. However, regardless of its design-life, every roof is only as good as the waterproof membrane beneath it, which is concealed and cannot be examined without removing the roof material, and this is equally true of almost all roofs. In fact, the material on most pitched roofs is not designed to be waterproof only water-resistant. There are two basic roof types, pitched and flat. Pitched roofs are the most common, and the most dependable. They are variously pitched, and typically finished with composition shingles that have a design life of twenty to twenty-five years, or concrete, composite, Spanish, or metal tiles that have a design-life of forty to fifty years, and gravel roofs that have a lesser pitch and a shorter design-life of ten to fifteen years. These roofs may be layered, or have one roof installed over another, which is a common practice but one that is never recommended because it reduces the design-life of the new roof by several years, can impede emergency service by fire department personal, and requires a periodical service of the flashings. These are serviced with mastic (caulking), which eventually shrinks and cracks and provides a common point of leakage. The least dependable of all roofs are the flat ones, which are also called built-up ones. Some flat roofs are adequately sloped toward drains but many are not, and water simply ponds and will only be dispersed by evaporation. However, the most common cause of leakage results when roofs are not serviced or kept clean, and foliage and other debris blocks the drainage channels. Roof Maintenance: Clean all debris from the surface of the roof. This includes debris that has gathered behind HVAC units, pipes and pitch pans, and any other roof penetrations. Debris has a tendency to hold water, and water will expedite roof deterioration, especially if your roof is asphalt based such as a built-up roof or asphalt shingles. If your roof is starting to collect moss or algae, install some zinc or lead control strips. Check all flashings and make sure that they are not deteriorated and there are no holes in them. Keep algae off of the roof surface. Install zinc control strips along the hips and ridges if necessary. Dab some roof cement under any loose shingle tabs. One dab on either side should do. Replace any damaged shingles. Keep all guttering free of debris. Make sure that the downspouts are draining properly by water testing them. Trim back any overhanging tree branches. Check the open valley metal for rust. Wire brush the rust then prime and paint the metal. If rust is prevalent, it can be removed using Rust-Away® Oxidation and Corrosion Remover. Paint the valley with Rustoleum® or similar product afterward. Check all caulking and sealants. Scrape and remove any caulking that is weather cracked and damaged. Clean the area thoroughly. Use a wire brush if necessary. Reapply a polyurethane caulking. Check the mortar on chimneys and parapet walls, both in between the brick and on top. If it's damaged or deteriorated, have it tuck-pointed. Most masons can perform this work. What remains true of all roofs is that, whereas their condition can be evaluated, it is virtually impossible for anyone to detect a leak except as it is occurring or by specific water tests, which are beyond the scope of our service. Even water stains on ceilings, or on the framing within attics, will not necessarily confirm an active leak without some corroborative evidence, and such evidence can be deliberately concealed. Consequently, only the installer can credibly guarantee that a roof will not leak, and they do. We cannot, and do not give any such guarantees. We will examine every roof, evaluate it, and even attempt to approximate its age, but we will not predict is remaining life expectancy, nor guarantee that it will not leak. Naturally, the sellers or the occupants of a residence will generally have the most intimate knowledge of the roof and of its history. Therefore, we recommend that you ask the sellers about it, and that you either include comprehensive roof coverage in your home insurance policy, or that you obtain a roof certification from an established local roofing company.

Method of Evaluation
Roof Access Informational Conditions We walked on part of the roof to evaluate the components. Walked on lower roof areas only. The height or pitch of this roof prevents it from being safely accessed and walked on. However, it was inspected from within the attic and from a variety of vantage points, with binoculars and a ladder. Thus, the comments in this report were based upon a limited visual inspection and we would suggest to wish to have a roofing contractor evaluate. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Composition Shingle
General Composition Shingle Comments Informational Conditions There are a wide variety of composition shingle roofs, which are comprised of asphalt or fiberglass materials impregnated with mineral granules that are designed to deflect the deteriorating ultra-violet rays of the sun. The commonest of these roofs are warranted by manufacturers to last from twenty to twenty-five years, and are typically guaranteed against leaks by the installer for three to five years. The actual life of the roof will vary, depending on a number of interrelated factors besides the quality of the material and the method of installation. Poor maintenance is the most common cause of roof failure, but a southern exposure can cause a roof to deteriorate prematurely, as will the practice of layering over another roof. However, the first indication of significant wear occurs when the granules begin to separate and leave pockmarks or dark spots. This is referred to as primary decomposition, which means that the roof is in decline, and therefore susceptible to leakage. This typically begins with the hip and ridge shingles and to the field shingles on the south facing side. This does not mean that the roof is ready to be replaced, but that it should be serviced or monitored. Regular maintenance will certainly extend the life of any roof, and will usually avert most leaks that only become evident after they have caused other damage. This is important, because in accordance with industry standards our inspection service does not include a guarantee against leaks. For such a guarantee, you would need to have a roofing company perform a water test and issue a roof certification. However, the sellers or the occupants will generally have the most intimate knowledge of the roof, and you ask them about its history and then schedule a regular maintenance service.

Wood Roof
General Wood Shake or Shingle Comments Informational Conditions Wood shingles and shakes are among the oldest of roofing materials, but they are coming under increasing criticism and are no longer permitted in some jurisdictions. They are comprised of uniformly thin shingles or thick shakes, installed on either spaced or solid sheathing. Spaced sheathing consists of strips of wood that run perpendicularly to the rafters, on which the shingles or shakes are fastened. These are easily broken, and are now considered to be seismically vulnerable and structurally suspect. In addition, the open spaces between them permit a fire to draft more rapidly, and whatever chemical fire-retardant the shakes or shingles may have been impregnated with it diminishes over time. Wood roofs with solid sheathing are structurally sounder, but are still not permitted in some jurisdictions. Regardless, whereas such roofs have a life expectancy of fifteen to twenty years, which is similar to many other roofs, they tend to weather more rapidly and must be carefully monitored and maintained. This is particularly important, because our service does not include a guarantee against leaks. For such a guarantee, you would need to have a roofing company perform a water test and issue a roof certification. However, the sellers or the occupants will generally have the most intimate knowledge of the roof, and you ask them about its history, and then schedule regular maintenance service. Some insurance companies are reluctant to insure houses with wood roofs. You may wish to contact your insurance company to determine acceptance and/or requirements for insurance coverage.

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Components and Conditions Needing Service The wood shingle roof has hail damage that does not appear to have affected the covering. You may wish to have the present insurance company evaluate, for possible coverage or have a qualified roofing contractor comment on this issue. Estimated Age and General Evaluation Informational Conditions The wood roof appears to be approximately 5-10 years old, but this is just an estimate, and you should request the installation permit from the sellers, which will reveal its exact age and any warranty or guarantee that might be applicable. However, this is not a guarantee against leaks. Wood roofs will require more maintenance that typical roofs, and we would suggest a yearly maintenance program with a qualified roofing contractor. The roof includes a satellite dish installed through the roof covering, which is not an approved installation. No unusual concerns were noted at this time, but you may wish to have a roofing contractor install the dish at a more appropriate location.

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Components and Conditions Needing Service The wood roof needs general maintenance service that will extend its life and guard against potential leaks. The damaged and deteriorated shingles should be replaced by a licensed roofing contractor.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The wood roof needs to be serviced or tuned-up (missing and deteriorated shingles) - Continued

With Flat-Roofed Sections Informational Conditions The wood roof includes a flat roofed area, and flat roofs can be problematic if they are not kept clean. Water ponds on most of them, and particularly along the leading edges where it is only dispersed by evaporation. Therefore, they must be kept clean and inspected regularly. This is important because our service does not include any guarantee against leaks.

Flashings & Valleys Informational Conditions The roof flashings appear to be in acceptable condition.

Plumbing
Plumbing systems have common components, but they are not uniform. In addition to fixtures, these components include gas pipes, potable water pipes, drain and vent pipes, shut-off valves, which we do not test if they are not in daily use, pressure regulators, pressure relief valves, and water-heating devices. The best and most dependable water pipes are copper, because they are not subject to the build-up of minerals that bond _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ within galvanized pipes, and gradually restrict their inner diameter and reduce water volume. Water softeners can remove most of these minerals, but not once they are bonded within the pipes, for which there would be no remedy other than a re-pipe. The water pressure within pipes is commonly confused with water volume, but whereas high water volume is good high water pressure is not. In fact, whenever the street pressure exceeds eighty pounds per square inch a regulator is recommended, which typically comes factory preset between forty-five and sixty-five pounds per square inch. However, regardless of the pressure, leaks will occur in any system, and particularly in one with older galvanized pipes, or one in which the regulator fails and high pressure begins to stress the washers and diaphragms within the various components. Waste and drainpipes pipes are equally varied, and range from modern acrylonitrile butadiene styrene [ABS] ones to older ones made of cast-iron, galvanized steel, clay, and even a cardboard-like material that is coated with tar. The condition of these pipes is usually directly related to their age. Older ones are subject to damage through decay and root movement, whereas the more modern ABS ones are virtually impervious to damage, although some rare batches have been alleged to be defective. However, inasmuch as significant portions of drainpipes are concealed, we can only infer their condition by observing the draw at drains. Nonetheless, blockages will occur in the life of any system, but blockages in drainpipes, and particularly in main drainpipes, which we do not inspect and recommend having video-scanned. This could also confirm that the house is connected to the public sewer system, which is important because all private systems must be evaluated by specialists. Slab foundation homes will have piping below the concrete slab rendering the system inaccessible. We will not be able to inspect the piping located in or below the slab areas. Replacement and repair can become expensive due to design and accessibility.

Water Supply
Water Main Location & Concerns Informational Conditions The main water shut-off valve is located on the front basement. To facilitate its use during an emergency, the valve should be readily accessible. Water Pressure Informational Conditions A water pressure regulator is in place on the plumbing system. We would recommend to install an expansion tank, if your pressure regulator does not have a thermal bypass built in to the regulator, to relieve excessive pressure that can build up when the water heater is heating the cool water. The water expands and can cause excessive pressure on the interior supply system. Piping Material Informational Conditions The potable water pipes are primarily copper and the visible portions appear to be in acceptable condition.

Waste
Drain Waste and Vent Pipe Materials Informational Conditions The DWV system consists primarily of plastic (PVC) piping Drain Waste and Vent Pipes Informational Conditions Based on industry recommended water tests, the drainpipes are functional at this time. However, only a video-scan of the drainpipes would confirm their actual condition. • See Attached Illustration 3

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Gas
Gas Main Location Informational Conditions The gas main and main shut off valve are located at the meter in the side yard . You should be aware that gas leaks are not uncommon, particularly underground ones, and that they can be difficult to detect without the use of sophisticated instruments, which is why natural gas is odorized in the manufacturing process. Therefore, we recommend that you request a recent gas bill from the sellers, so that you can establish a norm and thereby be alerted to any potential leak.

Gas Pipes Informational Conditions The visible portions of the gas pipes appear to be in acceptable condition.

Electrical
There are a wide variety of electrical systems with an even greater variety of components, and any one particular system may not conform to current standards or provide the same degree of service and safety. What is most significant about electrical systems however is that the national electrical code [NEC] is not retroactive, and therefore many residential systems do not comply with the latest safety standards. Regardless, we are not electricians and in compliance with our standards of practice we only test a representative number of switches and outlets and do not perform load-calculations to determine if the supply meets the demand. However, in the interests of safety, we regard every electrical deficiency and recommended upgrade as a latent hazard that should be serviced as soon as possible, and that the entire system be evaluated and certified as safe by an electrician. Therefore, it is essential that any recommendations that we may make for service or upgrades should be completed before the close of escrow, because an electrician could reveal additional deficiencies or recommend some upgrades for which we would disclaim any further responsibility. However, we typically recommend upgrading outlets to have ground fault protection, which is a relatively inexpensive but essential safety feature. These outlets are often referred to as GFCI's, or ground fault circuit interrupters and, generally speaking, have been required in specific locations for more than thirty years, beginning with swimming pools and exterior outlets around 1976, and the list has been added to "wet" areas ever since. Similarly, AFCI's or arc fault circuit interrupters, represent the very latest in circuit breaker technology, and have been required in all bedroom circuits since 2002. However, inasmuch as arc faults cause thousands of electrical fires and hundreds of deaths each year, we categorically recommend installing them at every circuit as a prudent safety feature. Regardless, we are not specialists and in compliance with industry standards we only test a representative number of switches and outlets, and do not perform load-calculations to determine if the supply meets the demand of the household. Therefore, it is essential that any service recommendations or _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ upgrades that we make should be completed well before the close of escrow, because a specialist could reveal additional deficiencies or recommend some upgrades. Inspection and review of any low voltage electrical systems are not within the scope of this inspection.

Main Electrical Panel
Size and Location Informational Conditions The residence is served by a 200 amp panel, located in the basement

The residence is served by a 100 amp panel, located in the basement Service Entrance Informational Conditions The main conductor lines are underground, or part of a lateral service entrance. This is characteristic of modern electrical services but, inasmuch as the service lines are underground and cannot be seen, they are not evaluated as part of our service. The main conductor lines are braided aluminum. Wiring Description Informational Conditions The visible wiring is predominantly non-metallic or plastic sheathed cable, commonly refered to as Romex. The branch circuit wiring is 120 Volt copper. The appliance circuit wiring includes 240 Volt copper. Main Panel Informational Conditions The panel has a 200 amp main disconnect. The panel has a 100 amp main disconnect. Wiring Informational Conditions The wiring in the main electrical panel has no visible deficiencies. Circuit Breakers Informational Conditions There are no visible deficiencies with the circuit breakers in the main electrical panel. Grounding Informational Conditions The main electrical panel is double-grounded to a driven rod and to a water pipe.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Interior Cover Panel Informational Conditions The interior cover for the main electrical panel appears to be in acceptable condition.

Garage
It is common for moisture to penetrate garages, because their slabs are on-grade. Evidence of this is typically apparent in the form of efflorescence, or salt crystal formations, that result when moisture penetrates the sidewalls or the slab. This is also quite common if a garage is below grade, and some sidewalls are even cored to relieve the pressure that can build up behind them, and which actually promotes drainage through the garage. Ideally, the columns and beams around the garage door will be made of structural steel, but in many residences these components are made of wood but could include some structural accessories, such as post-straps and hold-downs, and plywood shear paneling. Regardless, we are not engineers, and you may wish to discuss this further with a structural engineer. Garage door openings are not standard, and you may wish to measure the opening to ensure that there is sufficient clearance to accommodate your vehicles.

Garage Observations
General Garage Construction Informational Conditions This home has a three car tuck under garage.

Walls and Ceiling Informational Conditions The walls in the garage are sheathed and in acceptable condition. The garage framing was not visible. The area around the garage door opening is generally the most vulnerable to movement, but no adverse conditions were noted. There are stains on the garage ceiling that appear to be a past problem. Moisture detection equipment did not indicate an active leak, but you should ask the sellers to explain or have this area explored further. We recommend installation of a fire extinguisher in the garage to improve the safety of the occupants of the dwelling. Electrical Functional Conditions The outlets in the garage that were tested are functional, and include ground-fault protection. Automatic Opener Functional Conditions _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The garage door opener(s) has no apparent deficiencies. Firewall Functional Conditions The firewall in the garage has no apparent deficiencies. Slab Informational Conditions The garage slab is cracked, but not load-bearing. Such cracks are common and result as a consequence of the curing process, seismic activity, ordinary settling, or the presence of expansive soils, but are not structurally threatening. We can elaborate, but you may wish to have a structural engineer confirm this. Garage Foundation Informational Conditions The garage foundation appears to be in acceptable condition. There are no visible signs or indications of structural deficiencies or concerns found at this time. Garage Door and Hardware Functional Conditions The garage door(s) have no apparent deficiencies. Informational Conditions The garage door(s) is in need of minor maintenance and adjustment to keep it functioning at optimal efficiency. A competent garage door technician should examine the garage door(s) and lubricate the hardware, tighten all fasteners and adjust any counterbalance mechanism as appropriate to restore the door to peak operating condition. Entry Door Into the House Functional Conditions The house entry door is solid core, or fire-rated.

Heat-A/C
The components of most heating and air-conditioning systems have a design-life ranging from ten to twenty-five years, but can fail prematurely with poor maintenance or improper installation, which is why we apprise you of their age whenever possible. We test and evaluate them in accordance with the standards of practice, which means that we do not dismantle and inspect the concealed portions of evaporator and condensing coils, the heat exchanger, which is also known as the firebox, electronic air-cleaners, humidifiers, duct work and design, and in-line duct-motors or dampers. We perform a conscientious evaluation of both systems, but we are not specialists. However, even the most modern heating systems can produce carbon monoxide, which in a sealed or poorly ventilated room can result in sickness, debilitating injury, and even death. Therefore, in accordance with the terms of our contract, it is essential that any recommendations that we make for service or a second opinion be scheduled before closing, because a specialist could reveal additional defects or recommend further upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property, and our service does not include any form of warranty or guarantee. There are a wide variety of heating and air-conditioning systems, which range from newer high-efficiency ones to older low efficiency ones. Also, there are an equally wide variety of factors besides the climate that can affect their performance, ranging from the size of the house, the number of its stories, its orientation to the sun, the type of its roofing material, its ventilation system, and the thermal value of its insulation and window glazing. This is why our contract specifically disclaims the responsibility of evaluating the overall efficiency of any system, because only a specialist can credibly do so. You should also be aware that we do not evaluate or endorse any heating device that utilizes fossil fuels and is not vented. The presence and use of these within a residence commonly indicates the inadequacy of the primary heating system or its distribution. However, these and every other fuel burning device that in not vented are potentially hazardous. Such appliances include open flames or heated elements, which are capable of igniting any of the myriad flammable materials found in the average home. Also, even the most modern of these units can produce carbon monoxide, which in a sealed or poorly ventilated room can result in sickness, debilitating injuries, and even death. We attempt to identify and test every component, but we do not attempt to determine exact tonnage or dismantle any portion of a system, and we do not evaluate the following concealed components: the heat _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ exchanger, or firebox, electronic air-cleaners, drain pans, humidifiers, and in-line duct motors or dampers. Similarly, we do not check every register, at which the airflow may well be uneven and which will decrease proportionate to its distance from the blower fan on the furnace. However, the airflow and the efficiency of any system can be compromised by poor maintenance, such as by the filters not being changed regularly, which will contaminate components within the systems. Regardless, the sellers or the occupants of a property are often the best judges of how well a system works, and it is always a good idea to ask them about its maintenance history and if they have been satisfied with its performance, or you may wish to have a comprehensive evaluation by a specialist. Most systems have a design life of twenty years, but if any system is more than ten years old, or if poor maintenance is suspected, it would be wise to schedule a comprehensive service that includes cleaning motors, fans, ducts, and coils. Then, change the filters every one to three months, and schedule biannual maintenance service. If you have a home warranty plan on you home, we would suggest you have a qualified HVAC contractor perform an evaluation of these systems and components to ensure coverage. Some warranty companies will not accept our evaluation as we are not licensed HVAC contractors. We perform a conscientious evaluation of heating and air-conditioning components, but we are not specialists. Therefore, it is imperative that any recommendation that we may make for service or a second opinion be completed well before closing, because a specialist could reveal additional defects or recommend further upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property, and our service does not include any form of warranty or guarantee. We will refer to heating and cooling specialists as HVAC contractors in this report.

Heat and AC - System 1
Forced Air Furnace Informational Conditions Heat is provided by an approximate 1999, 125,000 BTU forced-air Lennox furnace. Start an annual maintenance routine for all your combustion appliances. Get professional assistance to do this. The service person should check for heat exchanger leakage, evidence of start-up spillage, and condensation in chimneys. If you have a home warranty plan on you home, we would suggest you have the warranty company perform an evaluation of these systems and components to ensure coverage. Maintenance should include a tune-up. A properly tuned combustion appliance is less likely to produce carbon monoxide, the most serious threat. Remember that a thorough maintenance check may cost a little more than a simple cleaning, but it is money well spent. Ensure that fuel-burning appliances have access to an ample supply of air. Replace fuel-burning appliances with sealed combustion units. The furnace appears to function adequately. The temperature rise was within manufactures requirements. This is a generalist inspection and not a through furnace inspection. If you have a home warranty on this system, we would suggest a full evaluation by a qualified HVAC contractor to ensure coverage. The furnace air was tested for carbon monoxide and the air had zero PPM emitted into the conditioned air. Picture of Furnace(s)

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Picture of Furnace - Continued

Vent Pipe Informational Conditions The furnace vent pipe is a PVC type that appears to be functional with no visible damage or evidence of leakage. Gas Valve and Connector Informational Conditions The gas valve and connector appear to be in acceptable condition. Return-Air Compartment Informational Conditions Mechanical ventilation is a key component in creating and maintaining a healthier home. Start by reading the manufacturers' instructions on maintaining your furnace to determine where the filter is located and also how often you should have your furnace inspected by a licensed heating contractor. We recommend twice a year servicing to improve efficiency and ensure safe operation. Identify from the instructions the type of filter appropriate for the furnace you have. Where you purchase your filters, look for the highest-efficiency filter that works with your furnace (the higher the MERV rating, which is usually listed on the packaging, the better). Replace your filter at the stated intervals, usually about every one to three months. Replace more often if you are introducing higher levels of particulates into your home, such as when renovations are being done, when using candles, or if someone has been smoking in your house. Also, consider more frequent replacements if you have a family member with asthma, allergies or other lung diseases. The return-air compartment is dirty, and dirt has passed beyond to contaminate the system, should be cleaned during the next service. Condensing Coil Informational Conditions Air conditioning is provided by an approximate 4.0 ton Lennox unit. 50 amp max. 2000 Model. We would recommend yearly servicing from a qualified heating and cooling contractor to ensure long life and more efficient operation from the system. Keep vegetation, grass clippings and leaves away from the condenser grille. The coils will become dirty with use. If the outside coils are dirty, coils within the unit probably are as well. If you are able to, take the unit apart and spray and wipe the coils with a clean, damp rag. Use dish soap, which won't corrode metal. Finish by wiping the coils with a soap-free wet rag. Always shut off the breaker to the unit when performing maintenance. Clean evaporator fins of bugs and debris, and straighten the fins with a fin comb. The condensing coil responded to the thermostat and appears to be functional.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The condensing coil responded to the thermostat and appears to be functional - Continued

Components and Conditions Needing Service The condensing coil is restricted by dirt or debris which will compromise the performance of the coil, and should be cleaned. The condensing coil is noisy during operation and should be serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor to repair this unit as needed. AC Differential Temperature Readings Informational Conditions The air-conditioning responded and achieved an acceptable differential temperature split between the air entering the system and that coming out, of sixteen degrees or more. The actual temperature split was 18 degrees. Never run an air-conditioning unit when the outside temperature is below 60°F. Coils may frost up, restricting airflow. Always turn on power 24 hours before using a central air conditioner. This gives the unit time to separate the oil from the refrigerant before cool air is required. Condensate Discharge Pipe Informational Conditions The primary condensate pipe discharges to the floor drain. The pipe(s) should be monitored and cleaned annually. If they drain line or pan becomes blocked, it can cause water damage. We were unable to determine if the drain line is flowing properly at this time. We would suggest to monitor this drain line or have the system serviced. Combustion-Air Vents Informational Conditions The combustion-air vents for the gas furnace are functional. Humidifier Informational Conditions In accordance with industry standards, we do not evaluate humidifiers as part of our service. However, because warm moisture can promote the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds, their reservoirs must be kept clean when in use, and desalinated and serviced when they are not in use. Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapor in the air. People tend to feel more comfortable when the relative humidity is within a certain range (between 35-55 percent). If the humidity is too low, people may be left with physical discomforts such as a dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. In addition, low humidity may also wreak havoc on your home causing static electricity, cracks in furniture, flooring, cabinetry, paint, and peeling wallpaper. High levels of humidity cause a room to feel stuffy and create an environment in which biological contaminants can thrive. Moisture is often added or removed from indoor air to make a room feel more comfortable. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Home humidifiers and dehumidifiers can be breeding grounds for mold and bacteria. Make sure they are maintained and cleaned often. A humidifier should only be used when conditions require it. Because the possible health effects resulting from the dispersal of minerals and microorganisms are not fully understood, it may be wise to reduce the potential for personal exposure to these materials. Do not humidify to indoor relative humidity levels exceeding fifty percent. Higher humidity levels may encourage the growth of biological organisms in the home. Digital hygrometers, available for purchase at most hardware stores, may be used to measure humidity levels. If water condenses on windows or walls, lower the humidifier's setting, or reduce its use. Clean the humidifier as directed, at the end of the humidifying season or when you know it will not be used frequently. Before storage, make sure all parts are dry and dispose of all used demineralization cartridges, cassettes, or filters. Metal Ducts Informational Conditions The supply ducts are the typical metal type that appear to be in acceptable condition. Forced air ductwork requires occasional maintenance and cleaning to make sure it does not become the source of indoor air pollution. If you hire a service to clean your ductwork, ask them if they can provide verification that the residents of the home are protected from exposure to dislodged pollutants and chemicals used during the cleaning process. Circulating Fan Informational Conditions The blades on the circulating fan are dirty, which is indicative of ineffective filter or poor maintenance. The fan should be cleaned, and the filters changed regularly, as part of a scheduled maintenance service.

Heat and AC - System 2
Forced Air Furnace Informational Conditions Heat is provided by an approximate 1999, 50,000 BTU forced-air Lennox furnace. The furnace appears to function adequately. The temperature rise was within manufactures requirements. This is a generalist inspection and not a through furnace inspection. If you have a home warranty on this system, we would suggest a full evaluation by a qualified HVAC contractor to ensure coverage. The furnace air was tested for carbon monoxide and the air had zero PPM emitted into the conditioned air. Vent Pipe Informational Conditions Visual areas of the furnace vent pipe appear to be functional with no apparent deficiencies. The furnace vent pipe is a PVC type that has been known to crack and split, and particularly at the connections, which could allow the bi-products of combustion to contaminate the residence. There is no evidence of any damage at this time, but it should be monitored, and you may wish to have a specialist evaluate it. Gas Valve and Connector Informational Conditions The gas valve and connector appear to be in acceptable condition. Return-Air Compartment Informational Conditions Visual areas of the return air compartment appear to be functional with no apparent deficiencies. Mechanical ventilation is a key component in creating and maintaining a healthier home. High-efficiency air filters, such as Filtrete from 3M, can help further improve indoor air quality. Start by reading the manufacturers' instructions on maintaining your furnace to determine where the filter is located and also how often you should have your furnace inspected by a licensed heating contractor. Identify from the instructions the type of filter appropriate for the furnace you have. Where you purchase your filters, look for the highest-efficiency filter that works with your furnace (the higher the MERV rating, which is usually listed on the packaging, the better). Replace your filter at the stated intervals, usually about every one to three months. Replace more often if you are introducing higher levels of particulates into your home, such as when renovations are being done, when using candles, or if someone has been smoking in your house. Also, consider more frequent replacements if _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ you have a family member with asthma, allergies or other lung diseases. Condensing Coil Informational Conditions Air conditioning is provided by an approximate 2.0 ton Lennox unit. 20 amp max. 2000 Model. The condensing coil responded to the thermostat and appears to be functional. Components and Conditions Needing Service The condensing coil is restricted by dirt or debris which will compromise the performance of the coil, and should be cleaned. AC Differential Temperature Readings Informational Conditions The air-conditioning responded and achieved an acceptable differential temperature split between the air entering the system and that coming out, of sixteen degrees or more. The actual temperature split was 17 degrees. Condensate Discharge Pipe Informational Conditions The primary condensate pipe discharges to the basement floor drain. The pipe(s) should be monitored and cleaned annually. If they drain line or pan becomes blocked, it can cause water damage. We did confirm proper water flow out of the condensation pipe during this inspection. However, these pipes will become plugged over time and should be monitored. Circulating Fan Informational Conditions The circulating fan is clean and functional. Humidifier Informational Conditions In accordance with industry standards, we do not evaluate humidifiers as part of our service. However, because warm moisture can promote the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds, their reservoirs must be kept clean when in use, and desalinated and serviced when they are not in use. Metal Ducts Informational Conditions The supply ducts are the typical metal type that appear to be in acceptable condition. Forced air ductwork requires occasional maintenance and cleaning to make sure it does not become the source of indoor air pollution. If you hire a service to clean your ductwork, ask them if they can provide verification that the residents of the home are protected from exposure to dislodged pollutants and chemicals used during the cleaning process.

Heat and AC - System 3
Forced Air Furnace Informational Conditions Heat is provided by a 2000, forced-air Lennox electric furnace located in the attic. The furnace appears to function adequately. The temperature rise was 67 degrees during this inspection. This is a generalist inspection and not a through furnace inspection. If you have a home warranty on this system, we would suggest a full evaluation by a qualified HVAC contractor to ensure coverage. Picture of Furnace(s)

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Picture of Furnace(s) - Continued

Return-Air Compartment Informational Conditions The return air compartment was not visible for inspection. Mechanical ventilation is a key component in creating and maintaining a healthier home. High-efficiency air filters, such as Filtrete from 3M, can help further improve indoor air quality. Start by reading the manufacturers' instructions on maintaining your furnace to determine where the filter is located and also how often you should have your furnace inspected by a licensed heating contractor. Identify from the instructions the type of filter appropriate for the furnace you have. Where you purchase your filters, look for the highest-efficiency filter that works with your furnace (the higher the MERV rating, which is usually listed on the packaging, the better). Replace your filter at the stated intervals, usually about every one to three months. Replace more often if you are introducing higher levels of particulates into your home, such as when renovations are being done, when using candles, or if someone has been smoking in your house. Also, consider more frequent replacements if you have a family member with asthma, allergies or other lung diseases. Condensing Coil Informational Conditions Air conditioning is provided by an approximate 1.5 ton Lennox unit. 15 amp max. 2000 Model. Far north unit. The condensing coil responded to the thermostat and appears to be functional. Heat Pump Informational Conditions The heat pump was operated on both the heat and cool cycles. The system responded and operated adequately on both settings at the thermostat. The heat rise was measured as degrees.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The heat pump responded to a request for heat and cool - Continued

AC Differential Temperature Readings Informational Conditions The air-conditioning responded and achieved an acceptable differential temperature split between the air entering the system and that coming out, of sixteen degrees or more. The actual temperature split was 16 degrees. Never run an air-conditioning unit when the outside temperature is below 60°F. Coils may frost up, restricting airflow. Always turn on power 24 hours before using a central air conditioner. This gives the unit time to separate the oil from the refrigerant before cool air is required. Condensate Discharge Pipe Informational Conditions The primary condensate pipe discharges to the drip pan drain. The pipe(s) should be monitored and cleaned annually. If they drain line or pan becomes blocked, it can cause water damage. We were unable to determine if the drain line is flowing properly at this time. We would suggest to monitor this drain line or have the system serviced. Drip Pan Components and Conditions Needing Service The drip pan on the attic furnace does not have a float switch and should be serviced to include one. Metal Ducts Informational Conditions The supply ducts are the typical metal type that appear to be in acceptable condition. Forced air ductwork requires occasional maintenance and cleaning to make sure it does not become the source of indoor air pollution. If you hire a service to clean your ductwork, ask them if they can provide verification that the residents of the home are protected from exposure to dislodged pollutants and chemicals used during the cleaning process. Circulating Fan Informational Conditions The circulating fan is not visible for inspection.

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Fireplace
There are a wide variety of fireplaces, which represent an even wider variety of interrelated components that comprise them. However, there are three basic types, single-walled metal, masonry, and pre-fabricated metal ones that are commonly referred to as factory-built ones. Single-walled metal ones should not be confused with factory-built metal ones, and are rarely found in residential use, but masonry and factory-built ones are a commonplace. Our inspection of them is that of a generalist not a specialist, and meets industry standards. However, significant areas of chimney flues cannot be adequately viewed during a field inspection, as has been documented by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, which reported in 1992: "The inner reaches of a flue are relatively inaccessible, and it should not be expected that the distant oblique view from the top or bottom is adequate to fully document damage even with a strong light." Therefore, because our inspection of chimneys is limited to those areas that can be viewed without dismantling any portion of them, and does not include the use of specialized equipment, we will not guarantee their integrity and recommend that they be video-scanned by a certified chimney sweep before closing. We would suggest a level 2 inspection of all chimneys before closing, to ensure safe use. We do not inspect the screens and doors, the surrounds, the make-up air devices, heat distribution assists, nor do we determine draft characteristics. Non-venting systems are not endorsed and we would suggest having a certified chimney sweep determine the combustion gas output of these systems. We also would suggest installation of carbon monoxide detectors. Chimney flues need to be periodically cleaned to prevent the possibility of chimney fires. However, the complex variety of deposits that form within chimneys are not easily understood. They range from pure carbon, which does not burn, to tars that can ignite. All of these deposits are commonly described as creosote, but creosote has many forms, ranging from crusty carbon deposits that can be easily brushed away, to a tar-glazed creosote that requires chemical cleaning. These deposits should be identified and treated by a specialist. However, cleaning a chimney is not a guarantee against a fire. Studies have proven that a significant percentage of chimney fires have resulted within one month of the chimney being cleaned, and many more have resulted within a six-month period. All real estate transactions are recommended to have a NFPA 211, level II inspection by a certified chimney sweep, which would include a video scan of the flues.

Hearth Room Fireplace
General Prefabricated Chimney Comments Informational Conditions There are a wide variety of pre-fabricated chimneys, which are constructed on site with approved components. We perform a competent inspection of them, but we are not specialists, and our inspection of them is limited to those areas that can be viewed without dismantling any portion of them, and we cannot guarantee that any particular component is the one stipulated for use by the manufacturer. For instance, experience has taught us that many prefabricated chimneys have been fitted with architectural shrouds that are not approved by the manufacturer, and which can inhibit drafting and convectional cooling. Therefore, you may wish to have a specialist evaluate the chimney before closing.. Chimney Stack or Walls Informational Conditions The framed chimney walls appear to be in acceptable condition. Refer to the exterior trim and siding section for information about the cladding.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The framed chimney walls appear to be in acceptable condition - Continued

Chimney Flashings Informational Conditions The chimney flashings appear to be in acceptable condition. Crown or Termination Cap Informational Conditions The chimney crown, which is designed to seal the chimney wall and to shed rainwater and thereby prevent moisture from deteriorating the chimney, has no apparent deficiencies. Chimney Flue Informational Conditions Chimney flues need to be periodically cleaned to prevent the possibility of chimney fires. However, the complex variety of deposits that form within chimneys are not easily understood. They range from pure carbon, which does not burn, to tars that can ignite. All of these deposits are commonly described as creosote, but creosote has many forms, ranging from crusty carbon deposits that can be easily brushed away, to a tar-glazed creosote that requires chemical cleaning. These deposits should be identified and treated by a specialist. However, cleaning a chimney is not a guarantee against a fire. Studies have proven that a significant percentage of chimney fires have resulted within one month of the chimney being cleaned, and many more have resulted within a six-month period. A complete view of the chimney flue is not possible, and you may wish to have it video scanned by a certified chimney sweep. Conditions may be present that were not visible. Firebox Informational Conditions The firebox appears to be in acceptable condition.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The firebox appears to be in acceptable condition - Continued

Weather Cap Informational Conditions The weather cap on the chimney appears to be in acceptable condition. Ornamental Gas Logs Informational Conditions The ornamental gas log fire is functional. We do not check carbon monoxide levels and we would recommend a carbon monoxide detector be installed. Glass Doors Informational Conditions The fireplace glass doors are functional. Mantle Informational Conditions The fireplace mantle is in acceptable condition.

Basement Fireplace
General Prefabricated Chimney Comments Informational Conditions There are a wide variety of pre-fabricated chimneys, which are constructed on site with approved components. We perform a competent inspection of them, but we are not specialists, and our inspection of them is limited to those areas that can be viewed without dismantling any portion of them, and we cannot guarantee that any particular component is the one stipulated for use by the manufacturer. For instance, experience has taught us that many prefabricated chimneys have been fitted with architectural shrouds that are not approved by the manufacturer, and which can inhibit drafting and convectional cooling. Therefore, you may wish to have a specialist evaluate the chimney before the close of escrow. Chimney Flashings Informational Conditions The chimney flashings appear to be in acceptable condition. Crown or Termination Cap Informational Conditions The chimney crown, which is designed to seal the chimney wall and to shed rainwater and thereby prevent moisture from deteriorating the chimney, has no apparent deficiencies.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Weather Cap Informational Conditions The weather cap on the chimney appears to be in acceptable condition. Spark Arrestor Informational Conditions A functional spark arrestor is in place on the chimney. Chimney Flue Informational Conditions The small portions of the flue that are visible appear to be in acceptable condition. Chimney flues need to be periodically cleaned to prevent the possibility of chimney fires. However, the complex variety of deposits that form within chimneys are not easily understood. They range from pure carbon, which does not burn, to tars that can ignite. All of these deposits are commonly described as creosote, but creosote has many forms, ranging from crusty carbon deposits that can be easily brushed away, to a tar-glazed creosote that requires chemical cleaning. These deposits should be identified and treated by a specialist. However, cleaning a chimney is not a guarantee against a fire. Studies have proven that a significant percentage of chimney fires have resulted within one month of the chimney being cleaned, and many more have resulted within a six-month period. A complete view of the chimney flue is not possible, and you may wish to have it video scanned by a certified chimney sweep. Conditions may be present that were not visible. Firebox Informational Conditions The firebox appears to be in acceptable condition.

Damper Informational Conditions There appears to be no damper on this fireplace. This type of gas log system is direct venting and drafting characteristics were not evaluated during this inspection. We would suggest a qualified individual determine the venting characteristics of this system. • See Attached Illustration 4 Ornamental Gas Logs Components and Conditions Needing Service The ornamental gas log fire does not respond and should be serviced. Glass Doors Informational Conditions The fireplace glass doors are functional.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Hearth Informational Conditions The hearth is in acceptable condition with no apparent deficiencies. Mantle Informational Conditions The fireplace mantle is in acceptable condition.

Master Bedoom Fireplace
General Prefabricated Fireplace Comments Informational Conditions There are a wide variety of pre-fabricated fireplaces, which are constructed on site with approved components. We perform a competent inspection of them, but we are not specialists, and our inspection of them is limited to those areas that can be viewed without dismantling any portion of them, and we cannot guarantee that any particular component is the one stipulated for use by the manufacturer. For instance, experience has taught us that many prefabricated chimneys have been fitted with architectural shrouds that are not approved by the manufacturer, and which can inhibit drafting and convectional cooling. Therefore, you may wish to have a specialist evaluate the chimney before the close of escrow. Chimney Stack or Walls Informational Conditions The metal chimney walls appear to be in acceptable condition.

Chimney Flashings Informational Conditions The chimney flashings appear to be in acceptable condition. Chimney Flue Informational Conditions A complete view of the chimney flue is not possible, and you may wish to have it video scanned. Chimney flues need to be periodically cleaned to prevent the possibility of chimney fires. However, the complex variety of deposits that form within chimneys are not easily understood. They range from pure carbon, which does not burn, to tars that can ignite. All of these deposits are commonly described as creosote, but creosote has many forms, ranging from crusty carbon deposits that can be easily brushed away, to a tar-glazed creosote that requires chemical cleaning. These deposits should be identified and treated by a specialist. However, cleaning a chimney is not a guarantee against a fire. Studies have proven that a significant percentage of chimney fires have resulted within one month of the chimney being cleaned, and many more have resulted within a six-month period. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Firebox Informational Conditions The firebox appears to be in acceptable condition. Damper Informational Conditions There appears to be no damper on this fireplace. This type of gas log system is direct venting and drafting characteristics were not evaluated during this inspection. We would suggest a qualified individual determine the venting characteristics of this system. • See Attached Illustration 5 Ornamental Gas Logs Informational Conditions The ornamental gas log fire is functional. Mantel Informational Conditions The fireplace mantle is in acceptable condition.

Interior
Our inspection of the interior common space is to the extent of which has already been described, and includes the visibly accessible areas of walls, floors, cabinets and closets, and the testing of a representative number of windows and doors, switches and outlets. Termite activity can be concealed within areas that are concealed and you could have damage from termites that may not be visible. No easy remedy exists to repair termite damage, short of replacing damaged areas. No carpeting was lifted during the inspection. It is not uncommon to have hidden damage within wall or ceiling areas in houses such as this. Oftentimes new homeowners discover hidden termite damage when walls are opened up during remodeling efforts. Termite damage within walls or ceilings cannot be detected without destruction of wallboard. This is beyond the scope of this visual home inspection. Vermin and other pests are part of the natural habitat, but they often invade homes. Rats and mice have collapsible rib cages and can squeeze through even the tiniest crevices. And it is not uncommon for them to establish colonies within crawlspaces, attics, closets, and even the space inside walls, where they can breed and become a health-hazard. Therefore, it would be prudent to have an exterminator evaluate the residence to ensure that it is rodent-proof, and to periodically monitor those areas that are not readily accessible. We tested built-in appliances using normal operating controls. Accuracy and/or function of the clocks, timers, temperature controls and self-cleaning functions on ovens is beyond the scope of our inspection procedures. Refrigerators are not tested or inspected. We do not comment on cosmetic deficiencies, or the normal wear and tear that is associated with usage and the passage of time. We may comment on the cracks that appear around windows and doors, or which follow the lines of framing members and the seams of drywall and plasterboard. These cracks are a consequence of movement, such as wood shrinkage, common settling, and seismic activity, and will often reappear if they are not correctly repaired. Such cracks can become the subject of disputes, and are therefore best evaluated by a geologist or a structural engineer. Similarly, there are a number of environmental pollutants that can contaminate a home, such as asbestos, pet odors, carbon monoxide, radon, and a variety of molds and fungi that require specialized testing equipment, which is beyond our expertise and the scope of our service. Similarly, there are a number of environmental pollutants that we have already elaborated upon, the specific identification of which is beyond the scope of our service but which can become equally contentious. In addition, there are a host of lesser contaminants, such as that from moisture penetrating carpet-covered cracks in floor slabs, as well as odors from household pets and cigarette smoke that can permeate walls, carpets, heating and air conditioning ducts, and other porous surfaces, and which can be difficult to eradicate. However, inasmuch as the sense of smell adjusts rapidly, and the sensitivity to such odors is certainly not uniform, we recommend that you make this determination for yourself, and particularly if you or any member of your family suffers from allergies or asthma, and then schedule whatever remedial services may be deemed necessary before closing. Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of building, including the basement, on ceilings or high on _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ walls. They should be tested once a month, according to manufacturer's instructions. Batteries should be replaced once a year or as soon as the smoke alarm "chirps," indicating the battery is low. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years, even those that are hard-wired, or "long life," 10-year battery-types. Hard-wired alarms should be installed by a qualified electrician.

Interior Components
Walls and Ceiling Informational Conditions The interior walls and ceilings appear to be in acceptable condition. We do not comment on cosmetic issues. The walls and ceiling in the home have typical cosmetic damage that we will not comment on. There are moisture stains on the interior walls or ceilings that appear to be a past problem. Moisture detection equipment did not indicate an active leak, but you should ask the sellers to explain or have this area explored further. The walls and ceilings have typical stress fractures, which have resulted from movement, and which will usually reappear if they are not repaired correctly. Vaulted or cathedral ceilings often lack adequate insulation and lack ventilation. These areas are not available for a visual inspection. Leaks, condensation, mold, and ice dams can occur in these areas. Ask the owner for any history of problems or leaks Floor Informational Conditions The interior floors have wear or damage that is commensurate with its age. Doors Functional Conditions The interior doors appear to be functional. Minor adjustments and repairs would have not been noted. Dual-Glazed Windows Functional Conditions The dual-glazed windows are functional. Minor repairs or adjustments would have not been noted. Electrical Functional Conditions The interior outlets that were tested are functional. Smoke Detectors Functional Conditions The smoke detectors are present and functional. The accessible detectors are tested by the push button only and should be tested on a monthly basis. Smoke detector should be replaced every ten years. Carbon Monoxide Detectors Informational Conditions A carbon monoxide detector is not visibly located in the home. It is recommended that at least one carbon monoxide detector be installed at each bedroom level and you should consider this installation as a safety upgrade. Install a carbon monoxide detector with a digital display in your home. Check it regularly. Carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas, can go undetected until health problems occur. Short-term and long-term exposure to high levels of CO can cause death.

Stairs
There is no recommended service Informational Conditions We have evaluated the stairs and landings in compliance with industry standards, and found them to be in acceptable condition.

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WaterHeater
There are a wide variety of residential water heaters that range in capacity from fifteen to one hundred gallons. They can be expected to last at least as long as their warranty, or from 10 to 12 years, but they will generally last longer. However, few of them last longer than fifteen or twenty years and many of them eventually leak. So it is always wise to have them installed over a drain pan, that would collect water leakage, and preferably plumbed to a floor drain or the exterior.

Water Heater(s)
General Gas Water Heater Comments Informational Conditions Most manufactures of water heaters recommend flushing the tank twice a year to remove the sediment from the bottom of the tank. However, the drain valves on older unit may leak after opening the valve. Sediment will reduces efficiency and causes rumbling, from the tank. To drain the tank, turn off the water supply at the tank top, hook a hose to the drain spigot at the base, open a hot-water tap anywhere in the house and open the drain spigot. When the tank is drained, turn on the water supply at the tank top and let it run until the water draining out is clear. Close the spigot and turn off the tap. (Do this monthly if the level of sediment in your water is high.) Typical gas and electric water heater Illustration Age Capacity and Location Informational Conditions Hot water is provided by a 2000, 50 gallon, electric water heater located in the basement.

Components and Conditions Needing Service The water heater in the west basement is not stable and should be serviced by a qualified contractor. Shut-Off Valve and Water Connectors Informational Conditions The shut-off valve and water connectors on the water heater appear to be functional. The water shut-off valve is visually inspected but we do not physically exercise this component. Drain Valve Informational Conditions The drain valve on the water heater is in place and presumed to be functional. Pressure Release Valve and Discharge Pipe Functional Conditions _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ The water heater is equipped with a mandated pressure-temperature relief valve, which we do not operate. Drip Pan and Overflow Pipe Informational Conditions The water heater is not equipped with a drip pan or overflow pipe, which is designed to minimize water damage from a leak. We would suggest to install this drain system to minimize damage to the area around the tank, if it leaks. Electrical Connections Informational Conditions The electrical connection to the water heater has no visible deficiencies.

Water Heater 2
General Gas Water Heater Comments Informational Conditions Most manufactures of water heaters recommend flushing the tank twice a year to remove the sediment from the bottom of the tank. However, the drain valves on older unit may leak after opening the valve. Sediment will reduces efficiency and causes rumbling, from the tank. To drain the tank, turn off the water supply at the tank top, hook a hose to the drain spigot at the base, open a hot-water tap anywhere in the house and open the drain spigot. When the tank is drained, turn on the water supply at the tank top and let it run until the water draining out is clear. Close the spigot and turn off the tap. (Do this monthly if the level of sediment in your water is high.) Age Capacity and Location Informational Conditions Hot water is provided by a 2007, 50 gallon gas water heater that is located in the basement. Vent Pipe and Cap Informational Conditions The vent pipe and cap on the gas water heater have no visible deficiencies. Gas Shut-Off Valve and Connector Informational Conditions The gas control valve and its connector at the water heater appear to be functional. The gas control valve is visually inspected and we do not physically exercise this component. Shut-Off Valve and Water Connectors Informational Conditions The shut-off valve and water connectors on the water heater appear to be functional. The water shut-off valve is visually inspected but we do not physically exercise this component. Combustion Chamber Informational Conditions The water heater is a newer "sealed chamber" water heater and the combustion chamber was not visible. These water heater are a safer model because they prevent flammable gases from entering the area that has the actual flames that heat the water. Drain Valve Informational Conditions The drain valve on the water heater is in place and presumed to be functional. Pressure Release Valve and Discharge Pipe Functional Conditions The water heater is equipped with a mandated pressure-temperature relief valve, which we do not operate. Drip Pan and Overflow Pipe Informational Conditions The water heater is not equipped with a drip pan or overflow pipe, which is designed to minimize water damage from a leak. We would suggest to install this drain system to minimize damage to the area around the tank, if it leaks.

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Sump Pump
Moisture in below-grade foundations is a perennial problem, involving a host of interrelated factors, and can be unpredictable, intermittent, or constant. When moisture intrusion or dampness is not self evident, it can be inferred by musty odors, peeling paint or plaster, efflorescence, or salt crystal formations, rust on metal components, and wood rot. However, condensation and humidity can produce similar conditions if the temperature in the below-grade foundation area is not maintained above the dew point. Regardless, we are not mold specialists, and if you or any member of your family are sensitive to allergens you should schedule a specialist inspection.

Sump Pump
Sump Pump Observations Informational Conditions There is a functional, float-activated, sump-pump in the basement. This means that moisture intrusion may be a chronic problem. Therefore, the sump-pump should be periodically tested and any storage items should be isolated from the floor and walls. We would recommend the installation of a battery back-up system for the sump pump(s). Battery back up systems provide power for the sump pump(s) during a power outage and we highly recommend them.

Kitchen
We test kitchen appliances for their functionality, and cannot evaluate them for their performance nor for the variety of their settings or cycles. However, if they are older than ten years, they may well exhibit decreased efficiency. Regardless, we do not inspect the following items: free-standing appliances, refrigerators, trash-compactors, built-in toasters, coffee-makers, can-openers, blenders, instant hot-water dispensers, water-purifiers, barbecues, grills, or rotisseries, timers, clocks, thermostats, the self-cleaning capacity of ovens, portable microwaves, and concealed or countertop lighting, which is convenient but often installed after the initial construction and powered by ungrounded conduits or extension cords.

Kitchen
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Sink Functional Conditions The kitchen sink has no apparent deficiencies. Faucet Functional Conditions The kitchen sink faucet has no apparent deficiencies. There are typical mineral stains from past water leaks and this fixture should be monitored. Valves and Connectors Functional Conditions The valves and connectors below the kitchen sink have no apparent deficiencies. However, they are not in daily use and will inevitably become stiff or frozen. Informational Conditions Deterioration is noted on the fittings of the connectors under the sink that should be monitored. No leaks were present during this inspection. Trap and Drain Functional Conditions The trap and drain at the kitchen sink have no apparent deficiencies. Garbage Disposal Functional Conditions The garbage disposal has no apparent deficiencies. Dishwasher Informational Conditions The dishwasher has no apparent deficiencies. Maintenance Tips- Twice a Year: (If you mechanical abilities allow) Lift out the strainer and clean it with warm soapy water and a soft-plastic scrubby pad. Remove the spray arm and clean it by poking a piece of stiff wire through the holes. Then shake the spray arm to make sure nothing is inside, such as seeds from fruit like watermelon. Finally, scrub any mineral deposits off the spray arm with hot distilled white vinegar. (The cap holding the shower arm in place is typically reverse-threaded, which means you should turn it clockwise to remove it. Be careful not to drop the nut or washer into the motor.) When you run a regular wash cycle, place a small container filled with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in both the dish rack (lower) and the cup rack (upper); the dishwasher will disperse the vinegar during the wash cycle. This dissolves mineral accumulation and soap residue throughout the dishwasher, especially at the hinges where rust-causing buildup occurs. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Gas Cook Top Functional Conditions The gas cook top has no apparent deficiencies. Built-in Electrical Oven Functional Conditions The electrical oven(s) have no apparent deficiencies, but was neither calibrated nor tested for its performance. Exhaust Fan or Downdraft Informational Conditions The kitchen exhaust fan is functional and a type that vents to the exterior. Built-in Microwave Functional Conditions The built-in microwave appears to be functional but we did not test it for leakage, which would require a specialized instrument. Outlets Functional Conditions The outlets in the kitchen that were tested are functional and include ground-fault protection. Lights Functional Conditions The lights in the kitchen are functional. Cabinets Functional Conditions The kitchen cabinets appear to be functional, and do not have any significant damage. Counter Top Functional Conditions The kitchen counter top is functional.

Laundry
In accordance with industry standards, we do not test clothes dryers, nor washing machines and their water connections and drainpipes. However, there are two things that you should be aware of. The water supply to washing machines is usually left on, and their hoses can leak or burst under pressure and continue to flow. Therefore, we recommend replacing old rubber hoses with modern braided stainless steel types that are much more dependable. You should also be aware that modern washing machines discharge a greater volume of water than many of the older drainpipes can handle, which causes the water to back up and overflow. The only remedy for this is to enlarge the drainpipe.

First Floor Laundry
General Laundry Room Comments Informational Conditions The laundry room is not equipped with a drip pan and overflow pipe, which is designed to minimize water damage from a leak. We would suggest to install this drain system as an upgrade. Dryer Receptacle Informational Conditions The dryer receptacle was tested and is functional with no apparent deficiencies. Washing Machine Receptacle Functional Conditions The washing machine outlet was tested and is functional with no apparent deficiencies. Gas Valve & Connector Components and Conditions Needing Service The gas line for the dryer is not capped, and should be capped to prevent gas leakage.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Dryer Vent Informational Conditions The dryer vents to the exterior and must be cleaned regularly, because trapped lint can rapidly turn into a fire hazard. Recessed Box Water Valves Informational Conditions The recessed box at the laundry has no apparent deficiencies. We do not test the drains during our visual inspection. Sink Functional Conditions The sink in the laundry appears to be functional, with no apparent deficiencies or service needed at this time. Faucet Functional Conditions The laundry sink faucet appears to be functional. Trap and Drain Informational Conditions The trap and drain lines for the laundry appears to be functional. These lines were not water tested.

Upper Hallway Laundry
General Laundry Room Comments Informational Conditions The upper level laundry room does not appear to be equipped with a drip pan and overflow pipe, which is designed to minimize water damage from a leak. We would suggest to install this drain system as an upgrade. Dryer Receptacle Informational Conditions The dryer receptacle was tested and is functional with no apparent deficiencies. Washing Machine Receptacle Functional Conditions There is no 110 outlet in the laundry area. Dryer Vent Informational Conditions The dryer vents to the exterior and must be cleaned regularly, because trapped lint can rapidly turn into a fire hazard. Recessed Box Water Valves Informational Conditions The recessed box at the laundry has no apparent deficiencies. We do not test the drains during our visual inspection. Valves and Connectors Functional Conditions The valves and connectors at the laundry area appear to be functional. However, because they are not in daily use they typically become stiff or frozen. Trap and Drain Informational Conditions The laundry trap was not visible.

Bathrooms
Our inspection of the bathrooms includes a visual examination of the readily accessible portions of the floors, walls, ceiling and plumbing fixtures. Fixtures are run simultaneously to check for adequate water pressure and volume. Fixtures are tested using normal operating features and controls. Please be aware that we do not comment on cosmetic deficiencies, and that our service does not include an evaluation of window treatments, _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ steam showers and saunas, nor do we leak-test shower pans. Any damage to bathroom tile and walls can be a serious problem. Surface damage, grout damage and loose tile may allow water to penetrate the surface and cause mold, rot and damage to the substrate and structure. All tile damage must be investigated and repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Master Bathroom
Size and Location Informational Conditions The master bathroom is a full bathroom.

Sink Faucet Valves & Connectors Trap & Drain Functional Conditions The bathroom sink and its components have no visual deficiencies. Stall Shower Functional Conditions The stall shower has no apparent deficiencies. Toilet Functional Conditions The toilet has no apparent deficiencies. Exhaust Source Functional Conditions The bathroom exhaust fan is functional. Informational Conditions The bathroom window appears to be functional. Lights Functional Conditions The bathroom lights are functional. Outlets Functional Conditions The bathroom outlets are functional and include ground-fault protection. Components and Conditions Needing Service The master bedroom closet ground-fault outlet is not re-connecting power and should be replaced. Hydro-Spa Informational Conditions There is no apparent access to service the hydro-spa motor, which should be provided.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Components and Conditions Needing Service The hydro-spa does not appear to have ground fault protection, which is an important safety feature that should be verified as being present or added.

Half Bathroom
Sink Faucet Valves & Connectors Trap & Drain Functional Conditions The bathroom sink and its components have no visual deficiencies. Toilet Functional Conditions The toilet has no apparent deficiencies. Exhaust Source Functional Conditions The bathroom exhaust fan appears to be functional. Lights Functional Conditions The bathroom lights are functional. Outlets Functional Conditions The bathroom outlets are functional and include ground-fault protection.

Basement Bathroom
Size and Location Informational Conditions The basement bathroom is a three-quarter bathroom. Sink Faucet Valves & Connectors Trap & Drain Functional Conditions The bathroom sink and its components have no visual deficiencies. Stall Shower Functional Conditions The stall shower has no apparent deficiencies. Toilet Functional Conditions The toilet has no apparent deficiencies. Exhaust Source Functional Conditions The bathroom exhaust fan appears to be functional. Lights Functional Conditions The bathroom lights are functional. Outlets Functional Conditions The bathroom outlets are functional and include ground-fault protection.

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Upper East Bathroom
Size and Location Informational Conditions The upper east bathroom is a full bathroom. Sink Faucet Valves & Connectors Trap & Drain Functional Conditions The bathroom sink and its components have no apparent deficiencies. Tub-Shower Functional Conditions The tub/shower has no apparent deficiencies. Toilet Components and Conditions Needing Service The flapper valve in the toilet tank sticks, which causes the toilet to free-flow, and should be serviced. Exhaust Source Functional Conditions The bathroom exhaust fan appears to be functional. Lights Functional Conditions The bathroom lights are functional. Outlets Functional Conditions The bathroom outlets are functional and include ground-fault protection.

Upper West Bathroom
Size and Location Informational Conditions The upper west bathroom is a three-quarter bathroom. Sink Faucet Valves & Connectors Trap & Drain Functional Conditions The bathroom sink and its components have no apparent deficiencies. Stall Shower Components and Conditions Needing Service The hand sprayer in the shower has very low water flow and should be serviced. Toilet Functional Conditions The toilet has no apparent deficiencies. Exhaust Source Functional Conditions The bathroom exhaust fan appears to be functional. Lights Functional Conditions The bathroom lights are functional. Outlets Functional Conditions The bathroom outlets are functional and include ground-fault protection.

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Attic
In accordance with industry standards, we will not attempt to enter an attic that has less than thirty-six inches of headroom, is restricted by ducts, or in which the insulation obscures the joists and thereby makes mobility hazardous, in which case we will inspect the attic as best we can from the access point. In evaluating the type and amount of insulation on the attic floor, we use only generic terms and approximate measurements, and do not sample or test its composition for a specific identification. Also, we do not move or disturb any portion of the insulation, which may well obscure water pipes, electrical wiring, junction boxes, exhaust fans, and other components. In this climate the temperatures can be over 150 degrees in the summer months and equal to the outside temperatures during the winter months. The ceiling joists are covered with insulation and are not inspected.

Attic Observations
General Attic Comments Informational Conditions The attic is finished and the systems and components were not visible and were not inspected. Ventilation Components and Conditions Needing Service Ventilation within the attic is inadequate and should be improved. The lack of ventilation in these areas can result in excess heat and condensation in the attic areas that could damage elements of the roof coverings, roof framing, and the soffits and fascia boards. Therefore, we recommend that you have additional vents installed for additional air flow. • See Attached Illustration 6

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Purpose and Scope 3. Structural System 4. Exterior 5. Roofing 6. Plumbing 7. Electrical 8. Heating 9. Air Conditioning 10. Interiors 11. Insulation and Ventilation 12. Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances 13. General Limitations and Exclusions Distribution of this material is not an indication of ASHI® Membership. For a free listing of the Membership go to“Find an Inspector” at www.ashi.org. To obtain additional copies or request permission to reprint The ASHI® Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, contact: The American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.® 932 Lee Street, Suite 101 Des Plaines, IL 60016 800-743-ASHI/2744 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the publisher. HOME INSPECTIONS Home inspections were being performed in the mid 1950s, and by the early 1970s were considered by many consumers to be essential to the real estate transaction. The escalating demand was due to a growing desire by homebuyers to learn about the condition of a house prior to purchase. Meeting the expectations of consumers required a unique discipline, distinct from construction, engineering, architecture, or municipal building inspection. As such, home inspection requires its own set of professional guidelines and qualifications. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) formed in 1976 and established the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics to help buyers and sellers make real estate transaction decisions based on accurate, objective information. American Society of Home Inspectors As the oldest, largest and highest profile organization of home inspectors in North America, ASHI takes pride in its position of leadership. Its Membership works to build public awareness of home inspection and to enhance the technical and ethical performance of home inspectors. Standards of Practice The ASHI Standards of Practice guide home inspectors in the performance of their inspections. Subject to regular review, the Standards of Practice reflect information gained through surveys of conditions in the field and of the consumers’ interests and concerns. Vigilance has elevated ASHI’s Standards of Practice so that today they are the most widely-accepted home inspection guidelines in use and are recognized by many government and professional groups as the definitive standard for professional performance. Code of Ethics ASHI’s Code of Ethics stresses the home inspector’s responsibility to report the results of the inspection in a strictly fair, impartial, and professional manner, avoiding conflicts of interest.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ ASHI Membership Selecting the right home inspector can be as important as finding the right home. ASHI Members have performed no fewer than 250 fee-paid inspections in accordance with the ASHI Standards of Practice. They have passed written examinations testing their knowledge of residential construction, defect recognition, inspection techniques, and report-writing, as well as ASHI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. Membership in the American Society of Home Inspectors is well-earned and maintained only through meeting requirements for continuing education. ASHI Standards of Practice Effective October 15, 2006 © Copyright 2006 American Society of Home Inspectors, Inc.® All rights reserved ASHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE 1. INTRODUCTION The American Society of Home Inspectors®, Inc. (ASHI®) is a not-for-profit professional society established in 1976. Membership in ASHI is voluntary and its members are private home inspectors. ASHI’s objectives include promotion of excellence within the profession and continual improvement of its members’ inspection services to the public. 2. PURPOSE AND SCOPE 2.1 The purpose of the Standards of Practice is to establish a minimum and uniform standard for home inspectors who subscribe to these Standards of Practice. Home inspections performed to these Standards of Practice are intended to provide the client with objective information regarding the condition of the systems and components of the home as inspected at the time of the home inspection. Redundancy in the description of the requirements, limitations, and exclusions regarding the scope of the home inspection is provided for emphasis only. 2.2 Inspectors shall: A.adher to the Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors. B.inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed in these Standards of Practice. C.report: 1. those systems and components inspected: The inspector is NOT required to: that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. 2. recommendations to correct, or monitor for future correction, the deficiencies reported in 2.2.C.1, or items needing further evaluation. (Per Exclusion 13.2.A.5 inspectors are NOT required to determine methods, materials, or costs of corrections.) 3. reasoning or explanation as to the nature of the deficiencies reportd in 2.2.C.1, that are not self-evident. 4. systems and components designated for inspection in these Standards of Practice that were present at the time of the home inspection but were not inspected and the reason(s) they were not inspected. 2.3 These Standards of Practice are not intended to limit inspectors from: A. including other inspection services or systems and components in addition to those required in Section 2.2.B. B. designing or specifying repairs, provided the inspector is appropriately qualified and willing to do so. C. excluding systems and components from the inspection if requested by the client.

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. structural components including the foundation and framing. 2. by probing a representative number of structural components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is NOT required when probing would damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is visible or presumed to exist. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under-floor crawl spaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide any engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion as to the adequacy of any structural system or component. 4. EXTERIOR 4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. siding, flashing and trim. 2. all exterior doors. 3. attached or adjacent decks, balconies,stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely inspectors from: A. including other inspection services or systems and components in addition to those required in Section 2.2.B.affect the building. 6. adjacent or entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe: 1. siding. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences. C. geological and/or soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures. 5. ROOFING 5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B.Describe: 1. roofing materials. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennae. B. interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories. 6. PLUMBING 6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets. 2. drain, waste, and vent systems including all fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply system. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar water heating systems. 6. fire and lawn sprinkler systems. 7. private waste disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private. 2. water supply quantity or quality. C. operate automatic safety controls or manual stop valves. 7.ELECTRICAL 7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and sub panels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage and voltage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and sub panels. 3. presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring. 4. presence or absence of smoke detectors. 5. wiring methods. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. alarm systems and components. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wireing systems and components. not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. B. measure amperage, voltage, or impedance. 8.HEATING 8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers or dehumidifiers 4. electronic air filters. 5. solar space heating systems. B. determine heat supply adequacy or distribution balance. 9. AIR CONDITIONING 9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and through-wall equipment 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electronic air filters. B. determine cooling supply adequacy or distribution balance. C. inspect window air conditioning units. 10. INTERIORS 10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage doors and garage door operators. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ B. carpeting. C. window treatments. D. central vacuum systems. E. household appliances. F. recreational facilities. 11. INSULATION & VENTILATION 11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. mechanical ventilation systems B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation. See 13.2.A.11 and 13.2.A.12. 12. FIREPLACES AND SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCES 12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. system components. 2. chimney and vents. B. describe: 1. fireplaces add solid fuel burning appliances. 2. chimneys. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of flues or chimneys. 2. firescreens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and fireplace surrounds. 6. combustion make-up air devices. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). B. ignite or extinguish fires. C. determine draft characteristics. D. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents. 13. GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS 13.1 General limitations: A. The inspector is NOT required to perform any action or make any determination not specifically stated in these Standards of Practice. B. Inspections performed in accordance with these Standards of Practice: 1. are not technically exhaustive. 2. are not required to identify concealed. conditions, latent defects, or consequential damage(s). C. These Standards of Practice are applicable to buildings with four or fewer dwelling units and their garages or carports. 13.2 General exclusions: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ A. Inspectors are NOT required to determine: 1. conditions of systems or components that are not readily accessible. 2. remaining life expectancy of any system or component. 3. strength, adequacy, effectiveness, or efficiency of any system or component. 4. the causes of any condition or deficiency. 5. methods, materials, or costs of corrections. 6. future conditions including but not limited to failure of systems and components. 7. the suitability of the property for any specialized use. 8. compliance with regulatory requirements (codes, regulations, laws, ordinances, etc.). 9. market value of the property or its marketability. 10. the advisability of purchase of the property. 11. the presence of potentially hazardous plants or animals including, but not limited to, wood destroying organisms or diseases harmful to humans including molds or mold-like substances. 12. the presence of any environmental hazards including, but not limited to, toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air. 13. the effectiveness of any system installed or method utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances. 14. operating costs of systems or components. 15. acoustical 16. soil conditions relating to geotechnical or hydrologic specialties. B. Inspectors are NOT required to offer: 1. or perform any act or service contrary to law. 2. or perform engineering services. 3. or perform any trade or any professional service other than home inspection. 4. warranties or guarantees of any kind. C. Inspectors are NOT required to operate: 1. any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable. 2. any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls. 3. shut-off valves or manual stop valves. D. Inspectors are NOT required to enter: 1. any area that will, in the opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or other persons or damage the property or its systems or components. 2. under-floor crawl spaces or attics that are not readily accessible. E. Inspectors are NOT required to inspect: 1. underground items including but not limited to underground storage tanks or other underground indications of their presence, whether abandoned or active. 2. items that are not installed. 3. installed decorative items. 4. items in areas that are not entered in accordance with 13.2.D. 5. detached structures other than garages and carports. 6. common elements or common areas in multi-unit housing, such as condominium properties or cooperative housing. F. Inspectors are NOT required to: 1. perform any procedure or operation that will, in the opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or other persons or damage the property or its systems or components. 2. describe or report on any system or component that is not included in these Standards and was not inspected. 3. move personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil, snow, ice, or debris. 4. dismantle any system or component, except as explicitly required by these Standards of Practice. ASHI STANDARDS OF PRACTICE GLOSSARY OF ITALICIZED TERMS Alarm Systems Warning devices installed or freestanding including but not limited to smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flue gas, and other spillage detectors, and security equipment _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Automatic Safety Controls Devices designed and installed to protect systems and components from unsafe conditions Component A part of a system Decorative Ornamental; not required for the proper operation of the essential systems and components of a home Describe identify (in writing) a system or component by its type or other distinguishing characteristics Dismantle take apart or remove any component, device, or piece of equipment that would not be taken apart or removed by a homeowner in the course of normal maintenance Engineering The application of scientific knowledge for the design, control, or use of building structures, equipment, or apparatus Further Evaluation Examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesman, or service technician beyond that provided by the home inspection Home Inspection The process by which an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a home and which describes those systems and components in accordance with these Standards of Practice Household Appliances. Kitchen, laundry, and similar appliances, whether installed or free-standing Inspect examine any system or component of a building in accordance with these Standards of Practice, using normal operating controls and opening readily openable access panels Inspector A person hired to examine any system or component of a building in accordance with these Standards of Practice Installed Attached such that removal requires tools Normal Operating Controls Devices such as thermostats, switches, or valves intended to be operated by the homeowner Readily Accessible Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling, destructive measures, or any action that will likely involve risk to persons or property Readily Openable Access Panel A panel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is readily accessible, within normal reach, can be removed by one person, and is not sealed in place Recreational Facilities Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground or other similar equipment, and associated accessories

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Report Communicate in writing Representative Number One component per room for multiple similar interior components such as windows, and electric receptacles; one component on each side of the building for multiple similar exterior components Roof Drainage Systems Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a building Shut Down A state in which a system or component cannot be operated by normal operating controls Siding Exterior wall covering and cladding; such as: aluminum, asphalt, brick, cement/asbestos, EIFS, stone, stucco, veneer, vinyl, wood, etc. Solid Fuel Burning Appliances A hearth and fire chamber or similar prepared place in which a fire may be built and that is built in conjunction with a chimney; or a listed assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney, and related factory-made parts designed for unit assembly without requiring field construction Structural Component A component that supports non-variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variable forces or weights (live loads) System A combination of interacting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more functions. Technically Exhaustive An investigation that involves dismantling, the extensive use of advanced techniques, measurements, instruments, testing, calculations, or other means Under-floor Crawl Space The area within the confines of the foundation and between the ground and the underside of the floor Unsafe A condition in a readily accessible, installed system or component that is judged to be a significant risk of bodily injury during normal, day-to-day use; the risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation, or a change in accepted residential construction standards Wiring Methods Identification of electrical conductors or wires by their general type, such as non-metallic sheathed cable, armored cable,or knob and tube, etc. ASHI CODE OF ETHICS - For the Home Inspection Profession Integrity, honesty, and objectivity are fundamental principles embodied by this Code, which sets forth obligations of ethical conduct for the home inspection profession. The Membership of ASHI has adopted this Code to provide high ethical standards to safeguard the public and the profession. Inspectors shall comply with this Code, shall avoid association with any enterprise whose practices violate this Code, and shall strive to uphold, maintain, and improve the integrity, reputation, and practice of the home inspection profession. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Inspectors shall avoid conflicts of interest or activities that compromise, or appear to compromise, professional independence, objectivity, or inspection integrity. A. Inspectors shall not inspect properties for compensation in which they have, or expect to have, a financial interest. B. Inspectors shall not inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on reported findings or on the sale of a property. C. Inspectors shall not directly or indirectly compensate realty agents, or other parties having a financial interest in closing or settlement of real estate transactions, for the referral of inspections or for inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors, preferred providers, or similar arrangements. D. Inspectors shall not receive compensation for an inspection from more than one party unless agreed to by the client(s). E. Inspectors shall not accept compensation, directly or indirectly, for recommending contractors, services, or products to inspection clients or other parties having an interest in inspected properties. F. Inspectors shall not repair, replace, or upgrade, for compensation, systems or components covered by ASHI Standards of Practice, for one year after the inspection. 2. Inspectors shall act in good faith toward each client and other interested parties. A. Inspectors shall perform services and express opinions based on genuine conviction and only within their areas of education, training, or experience. B. Inspectors shall be objective in their reporting and not knowingly understate or overstate the significance of reported conditions. C. Inspectors shall not disclose inspection results or client information without client approval. Inspectors, at their discretion, may disclose observed immediate safety hazards to occupants exposed to such hazards, when feasible. 3. Inspectors shall avoid activities that may harm the public, discredit themselves, or reduce public confidence in the profession. A. Advertising, marketing, and promotion of inspectors’ services or qualifications shall not be fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading. B. Inspectors shall report substantive and willful violations of this Code to the Society.

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CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

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Illustrations

Illustration - 1 The LANDSCAPING has created potential reservoirs next to the foundation- FYI

Illustration - 2 Grading and drainage is negative or neutral adjacent to the residence and should be corrected _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Illustrations

Illustration - 3 Based on industry recommended water tests the drainpipes are functional at this time

Illustration - 4 There appears to be no damper on this fireplace (direct venting) _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Illustrations

Illustration - 5 There appears to be no damper on this fireplace (direct venting)

Illustration - 6 Ventilation within the attic is limited and should be improved with the installation of additional vents _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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REPORT CONCLUSION
1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Congratulations on the purchase of your new home. Inasmuch as we never know who will be occupying or visiting a property, whether it be children or the elderly, we ask you to consider following these general safety recommendations: install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; identifying all escape and rescue ports; rehearse an emergency evacuation of the home; upgrade older electrical systems by at least adding ground-fault outlets; never service any electrical equipment without first disconnecting its power source; safety-film all non-tempered glass; ensure that every elevated window and the railings of stairs, landings, balconies, and decks are child-safe, meaning that barriers are in place or that the distance between the rails is not wider than three inches; regulate the temperature of water heaters to prevent scalding; make sure that goods that contain caustic or poisonous compounds, such as bleach, drain cleaners, and nail polish removers be stored where small children cannot reach them; ensure that all garage doors are well balanced and have a safety device, particularly if they are the heavy wooden type; remove any double-cylinder deadbolts from exterior doors; and consider installing child-safe locks or alarms on the exterior doors of all pool or spa properties. National Safety Council Recommend 22 Safety Items No Home Should Be Without! Your home is your castle, but that doesn't mean you can pull the drawbridge and all will be safe. Plenty of dangers have already invaded your home. According to the National Safety Council and the Safety Council of Maryland there were 33,000 deaths in and around American's homes in the year 2001. Take an inventory of your home safety items so that you can be prepared to battle any emergency. You'll find that the items listed below are all essential to your family's safety. And, of course, feel free to add items to this list depending on your family's needs. 1. Smoke Detectors: According to the National Safety Council, fire kills more than 2,900 people and injures 16,000 others each year. Most fires that claim lives occur at night. Install smoke detectors on every level and in each bedroom. Test detectors once a month, and change batteries when you adjust your clocks in the spring and fall. 2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors:Carbon monoxide is a odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas and killed 300 people last year and sent thousands more to the hospital. For between $40 and $100, a CO detector will alert you that deadly poison has begun to invade your home. Place a CO detector outside of your bedrooms. 3. Radon: The Environmental Protection Association says radon might be responsible for up to 30,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Hardware stores carry do-it-yourself radon-detector kits for less than $40. Follow directions carefully, especially regarding the placement and preparation of the room. We do offer a two day radon test for $ 125.00 and please let us know if we could be of service. 4. Night Lights: Babababoboooom. That's the sound your family hears when you topple down the stairs on your way to sneak a midnight snack. Simple, inexpensive night-lights can prevent late-night falls. Place night-lights away from flammable fabrics like bedspreads. Also, look for new night-lights with cooler mini-neon bulbs. Most stores also carry state-of-the-art plug-ins that glow in the dark and then fade as day breaks. Be sure you have adequate lighting in all of your rooms. 5. Sensor Lights: Outdoor motion-sensor lights can help you see your way at night and scare off intruders. Usually, you can replace existing light fixtures with sensor lights without additional wiring. 6. Sturdy One-Step Stool: Can't reach Aunt Minnie's purple crocheted pillow covers in the back of the closet? And she's on her way over? You look around the room and your eyes settle on the rocking chair. Instead of doing a circus act, invest in a sturdy one-step stool to keep on hand when your arms need a boost. 7. Rubber Suction Bath Mats/Slip-Resistant Throw Rugs: You're wet. And so is the floor. A suction-type rubber mat or adhesive-backed appliqués will keep you steady in the stall and tub. A nonskid rug outside the tub will prevent slips when you step out. Use slip-resistant rugs throughout your home. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Grab Bars: Hold on to a wall grab bar when you get in and out of the tub. If your bathroom doesn't have grab bars, you can purchase them at most hardware stores. Fasten them with long screws securely into the wall studding - not merely into the plaster, tile or wallboard. 9. Handrails: Every set of stairs, whether inside or outside your home, should have sturdy handrails securely mounted on both sides. Stairs and steps account for nearly half of all fatal falls in the home. 10. Deadbolt Locks: Put a deadbolt lock on every entrance to your home. Ask the locksmith for a deadbolt lock that's pick- and drill-proof. Such locks start at $150. Invest in sturdy doors; a good lock doesn't serve its purpose on a flimsy door. Another lock that's important is one for your gun cabinet. Always lock your gun, if you have one, and lock up your ammunition separately from your gun. 11. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters: GFCIs stop the "juice" before electricity can leak out and hurt you. Although most new homes come with GFCIs, older homes may not have them. You can replace outlets for $9-$13 each, or you can purchase plug-in or portable GFCIs for about $12-$30 each. Use them throughout your home, especially in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. 12. Fire Extinguishers: Fire extinguishers have categories for different types of fires. For the home, experts recommend a "BC" or an "ABC" extinguisher. Never purchase or use an "A" extinguisher in your home. These water-based extinguishers can cause flames to splatter or cause shocks in an electrical fire, says Julie Reynolds of the National Fire Protection Association. 13. First-Aid Kit: The kit should include, among other items, antiseptic ointment, bandages and gauze pads in assorted sizes, adhesive tape, cold packs, disposable gloves, hand cleaner, scissors and tweezers, syrup of ipecac and eyewash. Check expiration dates and periodically restock. And educate yourself on how to treat injuries. 14. Flashlights: Keep flashlights where you can easily get to them in case of power outages and severe weather. Test them regularly. Keep extra batteries close by so that you don't have to fumble blindly in an emergency. 15. Fire-Safe Window Guards/Safety Glazing: Falls from windows cause death and serious injury to children each year. Don't rely on screens to prevent falls; they're only designed to keep bugs out. Never place furniture or beds next to windows where children can climb. Keep windows locked when not in use. If you use window guards, they must have a release mechanism so they can be opened in an emergency. Consult your fire department for proper placement. Children should also practice opening the window in their bedroom so that they know how to escape out of a window. You also may need to purchase an emergency escape ladder. Safety glazing prevents windows from shattering into shards of glass. Instead, if broken, the glass forms safe pellets. Look for a permanent mark in the lower corner showing the manufacturer's name, type of safety glass, and the thickness. 16. Written Family Evacuation Plan: Preparation and practice for all emergencies are vital for all families. Know the fastest way out of your home and how not to become trapped. Your home should include two exits from each room. Practice an evacuation plan with your family before a real emergency hits. 17. Family Disaster Kit: When disaster occurs, grab this kit to take with you. Such a kit would include such essential supplies as nonperishable food, water, cash, flashlights, tools, a battery-operated NOAA all-hazard alert radio, and a first-aid kit. To save time when evacuating, you can store this kit in a car or in an unattached garage. 18. NOAA All-Hazard Alert Radio: This radio will help you in a weather emergency, such as a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or other emergency. You'll pick up the frequency of the National Oceanic and _____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Atmospheric Administration, which will include instructions on whether to stay in your home, when to evacuate, and the status of the emergency event. You can purchase such a radio at a local electronics store. 19. Posted Emergency Phone Numbers: Your posted list should include the local police and fire departments and your physician. Also include the numbers of friends or relatives as well as your local poison control number. The American Association of Poison Control Centers has established a nationwide number for people to use to reach their local poison control center. It's 800-222-1222. Post your list by every phone in the house. 20. Tested Appliances: Appliances using gas or electricity should bear the certification mark from a qualified testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories, the Canadian Standards Association or the American Gas Association. 21. Personal Protective Equipment: Safety goggles, work gloves, facemasks, and hard hats are all must-haves for do-it-yourselfers. Protect yourself when tackling that next home project. 22. Tagged Shutoffs: Know how to shut off valves for gas, oil, water, and your home's main electrical supply. Tag each valve so you can easily identify the switch in an emergency. We are proud of our service, and trust that you will be happy with the quality of our report. We have made every effort to provide you with an accurate assessment of the condition of the property and its components and to alert you to any significant defects or adverse conditions. However, we may not have tested every outlet, and opened every window and door, or identified every minor defect. Also because we are not specialists or because our inspection is essentially visual, latent defects could exist. Therefore, you should not regard our inspection as conferring a guarantee or warranty. It does not. It is simply a report on the general condition of a particular property at a given point in time. Furthermore, as a homeowner, you should expect problems to occur. Roofs will leak, drain lines will become blocked, and components and systems will fail without warning. For these reasons, you should take into consideration the age of the house and its components and keep a comprehensive insurance policy current. If you have been provided with a home protection policy, read it carefully. Such policies may only cover insignificant costs, such as that of rooter service, and the representatives of some insurance companies may deny coverage on the grounds that a given condition was preexisting or not covered because of a code violation or manufacture's defect. Therefore, you should read such policies very carefully, and depend upon our company for any consultation that you may need. Thank you for taking the time to read this report, and call us if you have any questions or observations whatsoever. We are always attempting to improve the quality of our service and our report, and we will continue to adhere to the highest standards of the industry and to treat everyone with kindness, courtesy, and respect.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONFIDENTIAL INSPECTION REPORT GENERAL INFORMATION SCOPE OF WORK Foundation Poured Concrete Basement Exterior Exterior Features Siding Grading and Drainage Roof Method of Evaluation Composition Shingle Wood Roof Plumbing Water Supply Waste Gas Electrical Main Electrical Panel Garage Garage Observations Heat-A/C Heat and AC - System 1 Heat and AC - System 2 Heat and AC - System 3 Fireplace Hearth Room Fireplace Basement Fireplace Master Bedoom Fireplace Interior Interior Components Stairs WaterHeater Water Heater(s) Water Heater 2 Sump Pump Sump Pump Kitchen Kitchen Laundry First Floor Laundry Upper Hallway Laundry Bathrooms Master Bathroom Half Bathroom Basement Bathroom Upper East Bathroom Upper West Bathroom Attic 1 2 4 5 5 7 7 12 15 15 16 17 17 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 26 29 30 33 33 35 37 38 39 39 40 40 41 42 42 42 42 44 44 45 45 46 47 47 48 48 49

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Inspection Address: 1234 Main St., Overland Park, KS 66224 Inspection Date/Time: 9/25/2008 8:30 am to 12:00 pm _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Attic Observations ASHI - STANDARDS OF PRACTICE CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS Illustrations REPORT CONCLUSION TABLE OF CONTENTS 49 50 60 61 64 67

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